Anonymous | 3-Sep-2015 7:46 pm
Thanks for info re: research being undertaken by Alzheimer's society, I shall go and look at it.
My understanding is that if a patient dies in the interim period between a DoLS application being made and the assessment happening it;s not reported to the coroner as a death whilst being detained by the state.
If I'm correct, that feels illogical to me
Chris Stevens- well said.
I wonder how many of the people on here defending the use of homophobic terms are heterosexual and / or comfortable living in the gender assigned to them at birth.
Anonymous | 17-Jul-2015 12:04 pm
You obviously did.
Comment on: RCN members oppose covert filming in care homes
28 posts on here about this subject and not one has mentioned how the patient / resident might feel about it
"I'm not at all surprised about the issue with understanding of, and application of, the Mental Capacity Act."
I agree Mike, I spend half my working day trying to promote the MCA.
Mind you, it doesn't help that the NT have said the act:
"allows healthcare professionals to make decisions about care on behalf of patients, if it has been proven that patients are unable to do so."
Whilst that is, of course, true it is neither the purpose of the act or its main focus, which is on supporting and enabling patients to make their own decisions.