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Psychiatrists: Changing the Mental Health Act will affect our ability to provide safe care
Dr Sarah Casey and Dr Aoife O’Callaghan say proposed changes to the MHA will hamper their ability to make quick decisions in cases of serious mental illness.
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Consent is crucial for coronavirus testing. But in nursing homes, it isn't always so simple
Patients must consent to be tested – but sometimes that can prove challenging.
Opinion: Planning for loss of mental capacity should be as automatic as making a will
Making an advanced healthcare directive is good sense – serious illness, brain injury, accident or stroke could render any one of us incapacitated.