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.

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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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