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

Author:
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. National End of Life Care Programme
Publisher:
National Health Service. National End of Life Care Programme
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
36p.
Place of publication:
Leicester

This guide is for health and social care staff who are involved in care planning and decision making for people with life limiting illness. The guide looks at 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. It also clarifies the differences and relationship between care planning and advance care planning.  Sections cover capacity, including the two stage test for capacity; care planning; advance care planning and End of Life Care core competences.

Subject terms:
long term conditions, mental capacity, terminal illness, advance care planning, advance decision, assessment, care planning, decision making, end of life care;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
United Kingdom
Link:
Register/Log in to view this resource

Key to icons

  • Free resource Free resource
  • Journal article Journal article
  • Book Book
  • Digital media Digital media
  • Journal Journal

Give us your feedback

Social Care Online continues to be developed in response to user feedback.

Contact us with your comments and for any problems using the website.

Sign up/login for more

Register/login to use standard search filters, access resource links, advanced search and email alerts