Mental capacity is a central determinant of an individual’s ability to make autonomous decisions. Its assessment has become increasingly important with the move away from the paternalistic role of healthcare professionals towards a greater emphasis on an individual’s own treatment decisions.
In both England and Scotland, mental capacity legislation has developed with the aim of providing a framework for people with either severe communication difficulties or cognitive problems (intellectual disability, dementia and other organic brain syndromes).
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