MCA resources on Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy

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Case study three: Mr N – move to care home with no consultation

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on a patient not being consulted in the decision about being discharged from hospital into a care home. However, after meeting with an IMCA it was decided that he did in fact have the capacity to decide where he wanted to live and was returned home with an appropriate care package. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, and shows how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study nine: Mrs L – challenging capacity assessments

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study describing how a decision had to be made about the permanent care arrangements for a service user temporarily placed in a care home, which appeared to be against her wishes. With IMCA intervention the resident was able to return home with a care package which she was more amenable to. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, showing how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study ten: Mrs Q – inadequate capacity assessment made when deciding on treatment for lymphoma

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on a patient for whom an inadequate capacity assessment was carried out. Following IMCA intervention, it was discovered that lack of capacity had been assumed and the IMCA set about undertaking an accurate capacity assessment. The patient, however, passed away before this could be completed. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, and aims to show how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study eight: Mrs C – improvements to accommodation

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on a care home resident needing improvements to their accommodation, explaining how after intervention by an IMCA the decision was made to go ahead with the repair work. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, and shows how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study five: Mrs H – return home with family conflict

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on patient due to be discharged from hospital while there was disagreement amongst family members about where she should go. It shows how an IMCA intervention ensured that a decision could be made for the patient to be discharged to a 24-hour residential care placement, which was the only place where her complex needs could be met. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, and shows how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study eleven: Mr J – wanting more independence upon moving from a mental health rehabilitation unit

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on a patient wanting more independence upon moving from a mental health rehabilitation unit. It describes how the patient, supported by an IMCA, was able to move into supported living accommodation where he can be more independent. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, showing how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study one: Mrs P – cognitive impairment

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on a patient with cognitive impairment, showing how the intervention by an IMCA ensured she was able to return to live at home with her dog instead of being admitted to a care home that did not allow dogs. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, and shows how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study four: Mrs Z – acquired brain injury

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on a patient with an acquired brain injury, needing a best interests decision made as to whether she should have a PEG feed inserted. The case shows how the correct application of the principles of the MCA ensured the least restrictive option was explored and the patient was able to make improvements in eating and drinking so the PEG was no longer needed. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, to show how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study six: Mr J - tender process for new provider

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on the tender process for new provider of Mr J’s supported living accommodation and the role played by the IMCA in ensuring the selection of the provider from the shortlist was done by the families of the residents with support from the Council’s commissioning unit. The case study has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, to show how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Case study seven: Mrs B - decision to resuscitate

Department of Health and Social Care

A case study focusing on patient decision to require representation in deciding whether she should be resuscitated and the intervention by an IMCA. It has been drawn together by the Department of Health, the Care Quality Commission, and POhWER, a major provider of advocacy services, showing how IMCAs can act as a powerful support to people who may lack capacity.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

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