Tag Archives: Serious Medical Treatment Decisions

Reconnecting Health and Spirituality? (JAMA)

Summary A recent Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article summarises evidence for the view that patients’ spiritual and religious views have been long neglected in mainstream medical literature and practice. It is suggested a greater focus on spirituality … Continue reading

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Independent Mental Capacity Service: Sixth Annual Report (Department of Health)

Summary The sixth annual report on the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) service provides statistical information on referrals to this statutory advocacy service. The profile of impairment has not changed; the most common impairments for people receiving the IMCA service are: … Continue reading

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Independent Mental Capacity Service: Annual Report (Department of Health)

Summary The Mental Capacity Act 2005 created the Independent Mental Capacity Service to empower and safeguard people who do not have the capacity to make decisions. This Act also introduced the legal duty for NHS bodies and local authorities to … Continue reading

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Transfer of Responsibilities Under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (SCIE Report 62)

Summary Primary care trusts (PCTs) cease to exist in April 2013 and their supervisory body responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards relating to hospitals then passes to local authorities. This transfer involves local social services authorities and health institutions … Continue reading

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