It’s time all those involved in the care of the vulnerable woke up to their obligations under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘the Act’). Eighty per cent of people living in care homes have a form of dementia or severe memory problem. They are all entitled to have their rights under the Act respected. While, at […]
The Right to say NO
We all have the right to refuse medical treatment. If it is carried out without our consent then it can constitute an assault and give rise to both civil and criminal proceedings. But what is the position if we are unconscious at the time or otherwise lacking in mental capacity? If we do lack […]
Whose kidney is it?
What is the most precious thing you can leave when you die? Is it your house, your car? or is it the gift of life? According to the BBC, three people die each day due to a lack of organ donors. Your life may have ended but by donating your organs others can live. Your […]
We all have a best before date!
In the words of the late great Ralph Waldo Emerson “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” or as Horace said, Carpe Diem – seize the day. Despite Louis Armstrong telling us we have all the time in the world, anyone whose seen the […]