Thursday, 21 December 2017

Help those who find decision-making difficult, urges NICE

Help those who find decision-making difficult, urges NICE Health and social care professionals should help those with the mental capacity to make decisions, but who find this difficult —even if you disagree with their choices, says new draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
People should not be assessed as lacking mental capacity because they make choices that professionals don’t recommend, the draft guidance says.

And health and social care services should also take all reasonable steps to help people who lack mental capacity to be involved in decisions made on their behalf. OnMedica

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