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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: Communication and Assessing Capacity: A guide for social work and health care staff

DescriptionAdults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000: A Guide to Communication and Assessing Capacity. This guide is designed for social work and health care staff however, other carers may find the guide useful.
ISBN978 0 7559 1605
Official Print Publication DateFebruary 2008
Website Publication DateFebruary 01, 2008

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Contents

Acknowledgement

1 Introduction
Who is this guide for?
Background
The presumption of capacity
Impaired capacity

2 Supporting decision-making

3 Assessing Capacity Interview: money and property matters
Steps to take

- Step 1: Explore the factual understanding of present financial circumstances. Points to consider
- Step 2: Identify areas of unmet financial need. Points to consider
- Step 3: Explore decision-making within critical areas of unmet need
Points to consider

4 Assessing Capacity Interview: personal care
Steps to take
- Step 1: Explore factual understanding of present personal care circumstances. Points to consider
- Step 2: Identify areas of unmet need in each personal care domain being investigated. Points to consider
- Step 3: Explore decision-making within critical areas of unmet need. Points to consider

5 Performing capacity assessment with specific care groups
People with neurological conditions
People with dementia
People with a learning disability
People with severe or chronic mental illness
People with alcohol related brain injury
People affected by a severe stroke

Appendix 1: Sample interview questions - money and property
Appendix 2: Sample interview questions - personal care
Appendix 3: Useful resources
Appendix 4: Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act - provisions and principles