• Mental capacity assessments and discharge decisions

      Bartlett, Peter (2005)
      Uncertainties and conflicts around ‘place of discharge’ have always been a feature of the care of older people. On one hand, placing a person by coercion or deceit in an institution where they stand little chance of leaving is a fundamental human rights infringement. On the other hand, letting someone go home with poor memory, impaired judgement and little appreciation of risk may be irresponsible or even negligent.