FDHS/FDLD. Issues of Consent and Mental Capacity. Learning Outcomes. To discuss the Mental Health Act 1983 To identify how why and when we would obtain consent. To discuss valid consent. To describe the process of assessment. To identify the key parts of the Mental Capacity act.
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Issues of Consent and Mental Capacity
“Compulsory admission should only be exercised in the last resort”
Sections 2-5 of the mental health act deal with compulsory detention.
The emphasis of the act is on the least restrictive intervention possible.
Detention is considered on diagnosis and risk assessment.
Department of Health, Social Services & Public Safety (2003)
Five key phases
Issues to consider are –
Why would you deprive someone of their liberty?
How could you deprive someone of their liberty?