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Ethical and legal issues

Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion

in Old Age Psychiatry

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199216529
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725906 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199216529.003.0008

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

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Elder abuse - Types of abuse - Approach to possible cases of abuse - Crime and older people - Capacity/competence—general principles - Tips for those assessing capacity - Capacity to make a will - Capacity to make health care decisions - Capacity to make social care decisions - Financial capacity - The Mental Capacity Act (2005) - Mental health legislation - Mental Health Act—in-patient issues - Mental Health Act—community issues - End-of-life issues

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Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry ; Medical Ethics

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