Overcoming Challenges in the Mental Capacity Act 2005

Adult Services
Legislation and Law (UK)
Mental Health: Adults

Posted: 09 January 2019

Overcoming Challenges in the Mental Capacity Act 2005: Practical Guidance for Working with Complex Issues. Camillia Kong and Alex Ruck Keene

This concise guide provides practitioners with the tools for working with complex mental capacity issues. Focusing on developing communication and reflexivity skills to improve assessments and positively impact the capacity of individuals, it sets out how to achieve excellent ethical standards in assessments of mental capacity and best interests.


This book provides mental capacity practitioners with accessible ethical guidance and applicable tools for applying the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. It shows how clients' relationships can impact their capacity in positive and negative ways, and which communication skills practitioners can use to enable and empower those with impairment. It also covers how to engage in self-reflection and transparent debate about values to improve the quality of assessments.

Helping practitioners interpret complex issues of mental capacity in the most beneficial way for clients, this book is essential reading for students and practitioners of law, medicine, mental health services and social care.

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