Making Decisions about your health welfare or finance Who decides when you cant

A guide for people who wish to prepare for possible future mental incapacity. It explains what the law says about mental incapacity, how decisions should be made on financial, health and other matters, the role of doctors, lawyers and where to get expert help and advice. It summarises the Mental Capacity Act 2005

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Making Decisions A guide for people who work in health and social care

A guide for care professionals and volunteers involved in the care of adults who need support to make decisions – due to dementia, mental health problems or any other illness or injury which affects the person’s mental capacity. It explains the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and lists sources of professional guidance and relevant organisations

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Advance decisions advance statements and living wills Factsheet 72

There are things you can do to make sure others know which medical treatments you would want to refuse and how you would like to be cared for, should a time come when you cannot make or communicate these decisions yourself. Preparing an advance decision to refuse treatment (often called an advance decision or a […]

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