Caring for a woman with intellectual disabilities who refuses clinical diagnostic investigations

Pauline Heslop, Matthew A Hoghton, Anna M Marriott, Marcus Jepson, Antonia Noble

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Abstract

The Mental Capacity Act is applicable to anyone without the capacity to make a decision for themselves at a particular time. This Endgame describes the care of a woman with intellectual disabilities who refused clinical examinations, and the processes that professionals were required to follow in order to work within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalBMJ
Volume348
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Structured keywords

  • PolicyBristolHealthAndWellbeing
  • intellectual disabilities
  • clinical care

Keywords

  • Intellectual Disability
  • clinical care

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