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An exercise in maximising capacity for decision making

An exercise in maximising capacity for decision making Purpose – In accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, this paper aims to explore the steps taken to maximise an individual's ability to make decisions in regards to making a Will. Design/methodology/approach – Concepts relating to testamentary capacity are discussed and assessed thematically. Findings – The case work illustrates how a systematic, structured, evidence‐based and individually focused approach to assessing and optimising capacity (under the terms of the Mental Capacity Act 2005) can be effective. Originality/value – The paper sets out a framework for maximising capacity for decision making. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Care and Neurodisability Emerald Publishing

An exercise in maximising capacity for decision making

Social Care and Neurodisability , Volume 3 (2): 8 – May 11, 2012

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
2042-0919
DOI
10.1108/20420911211240920
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Abstract

Purpose – In accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, this paper aims to explore the steps taken to maximise an individual's ability to make decisions in regards to making a Will. Design/methodology/approach – Concepts relating to testamentary capacity are discussed and assessed thematically. Findings – The case work illustrates how a systematic, structured, evidence‐based and individually focused approach to assessing and optimising capacity (under the terms of the Mental Capacity Act 2005) can be effective. Originality/value – The paper sets out a framework for maximising capacity for decision making.

Journal

Social Care and NeurodisabilityEmerald Publishing

Published: May 11, 2012

Keywords: Mental Capacity Act; Testamentary capacity; Maximising capacity; Neuropsychological formulation; Financial passport; Individual behaviour; Decision making; Cognition

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