Capacity in practice – ordinary versus testamentary

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558997
Title:
Capacity in practice – ordinary versus testamentary
Authors:
O'Brien, Rody
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Sep-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/558997
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:
LEGAL CAPACITY; CAPACITY TO CONSENT
Local subject classification:
MEDICAL ETHICS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Rodyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-06T10:48:44Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-06T10:48:44Zen
dc.date.issued2014-09en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/558997en
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
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen
dc.subjectLEGAL CAPACITYen
dc.subjectCAPACITY TO CONSENTen
dc.subject.otherMEDICAL ETHICSen
dc.titleCapacity in practice – ordinary versus testamentaryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen
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