Category list : Mental Capacity Act
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People with learning disabilities still face inequalities in access to health services. This article, which comes with a handout for a journal club discussion, sums up what nurses can do to reduce these inequalities
This last article in a three-part series examines the law and case law on difficult decisions in end-of-life care, such as discontinuing life-sustaining treatment
This second article in a series of three explores the legal issues around medical decision making in children and young people who are approaching the end of life
This article, the first in a three-part series, explores some of the legal issues nurses may face when caring for adults at the end of life. It outlines the legal mechanisms that help nurses support their patients’ wishes
Nurses and other healthcare staff are set to be given new training on how to better support people with learning disabilities in a bid to prevent more lives being “tragically cut short”, under latest government proposals.
How is patient consent obtained and when can treatment be given without it? This second article in our two-part series comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
The law on informed consent in adults has recently changed. This article, the first of two on informed consent, explains how the law has evolved and how it applies to nursing practice
A hospital trust is to expand its in-house nursing team for patients that require one-to-one care, after the new model decreased its use of agency staff and is thought to have contributed to reduced length of stay and better care.
Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust in Nottinghamshire has been lifted out of special measures, although concerns about the number of nursing vacancies in some of its departments still remain.
The vast majority of health and social care staff want a better understanding of mental capacity legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable patients, according to a new survey.