In this conversation, I talk to Dr Chloe Beale about the uses and misuses of capacity in the context of responding to suicide risk. Warning, we do get quite deep into the issues involved.
The paper by Wren Aves we discuss is: “If you are not a patient they like, then you have capacity”: Exploring Mental Health Patient and Survivor Experiences of being told “You Have the Capacity to End Your Life”. Psychiatry is Driving Me Mad. 2022. DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.34386.84163
The paper by Dr Lucy Series Chloe mentions is: “The ‘you’ve got the capacity to choose to kill yourself’ phenomenon, and what we can do about it,” available here.
A paper by Chloe which looks at some of these issues is “Magical thinking and moral injury: exclusion culture in psychiatry,” available in the BJPsych Bulletin here.
My legal take on these issues is here.