Capacity in practice – ordinary versus testamentary

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/332054
Title:
Capacity in practice – ordinary versus testamentary
Authors:
O' Brien, Rody
Citation:
O'Brien R. Capacity in practice – ordinary versus testamentary. Nurs Gen Prac. 2014 Sep 39-41
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/332054
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
It is presumed that an adult has the capacity to consent to, or refuse, treatment unless the contrary can be established. This capacity is known as ‘ordinary capacity’ in a medical context. It is also presumed that an adult has the capacity to make a will unless the contrary can be proven. The capacity required to make a will is called ‘testamentary capacity’. The law sets out different tests to be applied in order to establish each type of capacity.
Keywords:
LAW
Local subject classification:
MENTAL CAPACITY; CONSENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO' Brien, Rodyen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-02T11:50:25Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-02T11:50:25Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-
dc.identifier.citationO'Brien R. Capacity in practice – ordinary versus testamentary. Nurs Gen Prac. 2014 Sep 39-41en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/332054-
dc.descriptionIt is presumed that an adult has the capacity to consent to, or refuse, treatment unless the contrary can be established. This capacity is known as ‘ordinary capacity’ in a medical context. It is also presumed that an adult has the capacity to make a will unless the contrary can be proven. The capacity required to make a will is called ‘testamentary capacity’. The law sets out different tests to be applied in order to establish each type of capacity.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen_GB
dc.subjectLAWen_GB
dc.subject.otherMENTAL CAPACITYen_GB
dc.subject.otherCONSENTen_GB
dc.titleCapacity in practice – ordinary versus testamentaryen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen_GB
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