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Published: Jun 2013
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This easy-to-read book explains for clinicians the nuts
and bolts of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 that they need to
understand and use in their daily practice. This Act now
gives all clinicians the authority to provide medical care and
treatment for people over 16 years of age who lack the capacity to
consent for themselves.
About the editors:
Dr Nick Brindle – Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist, The Mount
(Mental Health Centre), Leeds.
Dr Tim Branton - Old Age Consultant Psychiatrist, The Mount, Leeds
and a former Associate Medical Director for Mental Health
Legislation, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Alison Stansfield – Consultant Psychiatrist, Parkside Lodge, Leeds
and Associate Medical Director for Learning Disabilities and
Clinical Lead for Leeds Autism Diagnostic Service Leeds and York
Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Tony Zigmond - Consultant Psychiatrist and retired Senior Clinical
Lecturer, University of Leeds.
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Highly Commended in
the Health and Social Care Category of the BMA Medical Book Awards
“Comprehensive in that it covers
everything I would expect, but succinct and does not overburden the
reader. ...An excellent example of a book that takes a difficult
subject and makes it accessible to someone who has no prior
knowledge of it. The authors should be commended for their skill
in achieving this. This is a book that will be extremely
useful in clinical situations, especially in the middle of the
night when there is no-one to ask!"
- 2014 BMA Medical Book Awards:
Programme and Awards Winners
"I would recommend all GPs to have access to this book for a
quick personal update when questions involving capacity
"Among the few academic books that would suit a psychiatrist at
any stage in their training."
The Psychiatric Bulletin
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