MCA resources on Advance decision

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Mental Capacity Act

NHS England

Information covering the MCA, how its assessed, helping people to make their own decisions, best interests, Lasting Powers of Attorney, the Court of Protection, and professionals' duties under MCA.

Last updated on hub: 16 September 2020

Mental Capacity Act: using the key principles in care planning

Social Care Institute for Excellence

The film looks at the five key principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), and how these can be applied to the care planning process.

Last updated on hub: 12 June 2015

My decisions

Compassion In Dying

A free tool to support people to draft an advance decision or advance statement online.

Last updated on hub: 09 September 2020

Next of kin: understanding decision-making authorities

National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice

This leaflet clarifies how people can plan ways, with their families, to ensure their wishes are taken into account if through illness they cannot take decisions for themselves.

Last updated on hub: 07 September 2020

Planning ahead: my treatment and care

Compassion In Dying

This practical guide includes information to understand how treatment and care decisions are made, how individuals can plan ahead to ensure they stay in control of these decisions, and who to talk to and share their wishes with.

Last updated on hub: 09 September 2020

Preferred priorities for care: patient information leaflet

NHS North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group

A preferred priorities for care (PPC) statement form (A4), which patients can fill in to state their wishes and care preferences are for the last few months or year of their life.

Last updated on hub: 08 September 2020

Starting the conversation: planning ahead for your treatment and care

Compassion In Dying

This booklet supports individuals to talk about their wishes for care and treatment with their family, friends and doctor.

Last updated on hub: 09 September 2020

Taking wishes and feelings seriously: the views of people lacking capacity in Court of Protection decision-making

Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law

The Mental Capacity Act requires that where a person (P) lacks capacity to make a decision her wishes and feelings be taken into account when deciding what is in her best interests. This article considers how the Court of Protection evaluates evidence from P concerning her wishes and feelings. It finds that the Court ignores evidence regarding current wishes and fails to engage with more ambiguous evidence where P desires conflicting outcomes or may be concealing her true feelings. This is unhelpful since it makes the resulting judgment unconvincing to observers. It is legally problematic, since the Court should be following the practices of other decision-makers under the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). And it is ethically problematic since it undermines P's dignity and does not treat P as an actor whose evidence regarding her wishes and feelings has intrinsic status which the Court must make active efforts to engage with or discount rather than ignore.

Last updated on hub: 10 September 2020

The Mental Capacity Act requirements when an individual lacks the mental capacity to consent to treatment and care

National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice

This document is part of a series of brief guides to help all health and social care professionals navigate through and apply the principles of the Mental Capacity Act for decisions regarding treatment and care. It sets out alternative decision-making approaches in the event that a person does not have mental capacity to give consent to a proposed treatment. It looks at the role of advance decisions to refuse treatment, lasting powers of attorney for health and welfare and discusses situations where the Court of Protection may need to be involved. The guide also covers advance care plans, independent mental capacity advocates, and best interest decisions.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

The Myth of Next of kin: why you need a lasting power of attorney

Social Care Institute for Excellence

This video sets out the importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment, both part of the Mental Capacity Act, as the best ways to maintain your control over decision-making.

Last updated on hub: 26 July 2018

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