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Purpose – This paper seeks to present findings from a review of hospital policies and practices in one NHS Trust in England. Design/methodology/approach – The focus of the review was hospital staff policy and practice in safeguarding the rights of vulnerable patients. A sample of staff was...
Purpose – The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was implemented in 2007 as a piece of legislation to empower and protect adults who require support making decisions. Many older adults in residential care homes will be in this position due to developmental disabilities associated with functional...
Purpose – This paper's aim is to consider three ways in which, recently, the English courts have sought to define deprivation of liberty (and, maybe, limit the effect of safeguards against it). Design/methodology/approach – Two significant decisions of the Court of Appeal were considered,...
Purpose – Commissioned as part of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation scoping programme, this consultation aims to explore the views of disabled people and service users about risk. Design/methodology/approach – The consultation reached nine individuals and one focus group, reaching a total of 17...
Purpose – This paper aims to summarize the work of the Court of Protection. Design/methodology/approach – The paper outlines the history and range of applications within the jurisdiction of the Court, drawing from the Mental Capacity Act and the Code of Practice. Reference is made to annual...
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