What Makes a Good Assessment of Capacity?

This document sets out to inform and support psychologists to make informed, sound clinical judgements and decisions across a range of sometimes very different situations where a client’s capacity to make their own decisions

is being questioned. Often, MCA assessments will be straightforward but there are examples across both health and social care situations where the questions and issues are complex.

You can access the document on this link: https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/bps.org.uk/files/Policy/Policy%20-%20Files/What%20makes%20a%20good%20assessment%20of%20capacity.pdf

It was produced by the Mental Capacity Advisory Group, a sub-group of the British Psychological Society’s Professional Practice Board.

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