Decisions, decisions.

Auteur(s) :
McCrae N.
Date :
Mar, 2015
Source(s) :
Nursing management (Harrow, London, England : 1994). #22:1 p14
Adresse :
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King's College London.

Sommaire de l'article

CHICKEN STEW or vegetable lasagne? In hospitals or care homes, this may not simply be a matter of asking what people want for lunch. Under the terms of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), nurses must check that the person making the choice has decision-making capacity, and, if in doubt, conduct an on-the-spot assessment. By law, competence for consent is assessed for all kinds of daily activity. But has this bureaucratised care, and landed nurses in a legal minefield?

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