A critical friend perspective on the MCA – and the consequences of standing in the shoes of P: in conversation with Scott Kim

In this “in conversation with” the psychiatrist and bioethicist Dr Scott Kim, Scott gives a ‘critical friend’ perspective from the US upon the MCA, and we delve into some of the consequences of approaching best interests from the perspective of standing in the shoes of the person.

The case that we touch on (and about which we have written an article forthcoming in the Journal of Medical Ethics) is Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v MSP [2020] EWCOP 26.

For more, see www.mentalcapacitylawandpolicy.org.uk.

Boring but necessary caveat, nothing here constitutes legal advice.

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