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Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment in Cases of Dementia

Joanna Davies, Rob George

Evaluating someone’s mental capacity in relation to advance decisions to refuse treatment can be a challenge for health professionals, particularly in cases of dementia. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 clarifies and formalises the functional assessment of capacity. It aims to protect individual autonomy and counter the assumption that, just because... Read full article

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