Expert interview: How to assess mental health capacity during COVID-19?

Sue Inker, Bond Solon trainer and SME in mental capacity, discusses the challenges of applying the principles of the Mental Capacity Act during the coronavirus pandemic.

OnMedica Medical Editor and GP Luke Koupparis speaks to Bond Solon trainer and subject matter expert in mental capacity Sue Inker about:

  • The challenges of taking swabs in the care home sector, especially in those patients who lack mental capacity
  • Remote assessment of capacity: what are the challenges that clinicians should be aware of in this situation?
  • Social distancing for care home environments and carers looking after patients who may lack mental capacity
  • How the primary legislation that underpins the mental capacity act works with the coronavirus act and the key points that clinicians need to know about this. 

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