The British Medical Association (BMA), the Resuscitation Council (UK), and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have today (3o June) issued updated guidance regarding anticipatory decisions about whether or not to attempt resuscitation in a person when their heart stops or they stop breathing. This update to the 3rd edition takes into account, in particular, the decision in […]
Monthly archives for June, 2016
The Court of Protection Practitioners Association (London)’s next event will be on 13 July, and will be a seminar on financial abuse by deputies and attorneys. The speakers are David Rees, Barrister, of Five Stone Buildings, and Emma Gaudern, Property & Affairs Deputy, EMG Solicitors. For more details, including how to book, see here.
The completely brilliant charity the Medical Mediation Foundation is holding a training day on 30 September, run in conjunction with the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Intensive Care Society. Entitled “Closing the gap: mediating conflict and improving communication between patients, families and health professionals,” it will train medical professionals to: Understand what triggers conflict […]
In a case that appeared on Baillii this morning, Keehan J came tantalisingly close to giving the answer to a question that has been exercising me for some time in relation to advance decisions to refuse treatment, namely: under what circumstances can the actions you take after you lose the relevant capacity mean that medical professionals are not […]
Confirmation hot off the press (15 June) that both case management and s.49 reports are to start on 1 September. They can be found here, and are discussed here.
Today (15 June) is the 10th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and therefore the ideal opportunity to highlight Action on Elder Abuse. The conference that they are hosting today – and which I am attending as I write – highlights just what excellent work that they do, and how far we have to go. In particular, having just heard […]
Addressing Vulnerability in Justice Systems (ed Penny Cooper and Linda Hunting, Wildy, Simmons and Hill, 2016, hardback, £19.95) This very reasonably priced collection of essays from the inaugural conference convened by the Advocacy Training Council in June 2015 provides extremely useful (and a times extremely worrying) insights into how we are, and are not, addressing issues […]
A quick plug for this MSc course being run jointly by the Departments of Law and Psychiatry at Queen Mary University of London on which I will be delivering some lectures next year. It promises to be a fascinating and challenging programme! Details available here.
The Essex Autonomy Project has just published a major report entitled “Towards Compliance with CRPD Art.12 in Capacity/Incapacity Legislation across the UK.” It follows a research project over the past 16 months carried out with a number of collabarators, including me, and I would (im)modestly venture to suggest that it will make a major contribution both […]