Capacity, care planning and advance care planning in life limiting illness: a guide for health and social care staff

Document type
Guidance
Corporate author(s)
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
Publisher
NHS National End of Life Care Programme
Date of publication
17 May 2011
Subject(s)
Health Services, Older Adults, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This guide covers

  • the importance of assessing a person’s capacity to make particular decisions about their care and treatment and of acting in the best interests of those who are assessed as lacking capacity to make these decisions.
  • the differences and relationship between care planning and advance care planning.