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Treatment of patients who lack capacity

Implications of the L. v. Bournewood Community Trust ruling

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Gill Livingston
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, UCL Medical School, Wolfson Building, 48 Riding House Street, London W1N 8AA
Sheila Hollins
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry of Learning Disability, St George's Medical School, London
Cornelius Katona
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, UCL Medical School, London
Helen Matthews
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry of Learning Disability, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
Angela Hassiotis
Affiliation:
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, UCL Medical School, London
Martin Blanchard
Affiliation:
Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London
Nick Bouras
Affiliation:
Section of Disability, Division of Psychiatry and Psychology, UMDS, Guy's Hospital, London
Kim Davidson
Affiliation:
Kingston and District Community NHS Trust, Surrey
Janet Carrick
Affiliation:
Mental Health Unit, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield
Lindsay Gee
Affiliation:
Capsticks Solicitors, London
Stella Wiltshire
Affiliation:
West Park Hospital, Surrey
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References

Brown, M. (1997) Court of Appeal Judgement: L. v. Bournewood Community and Mental Health Trust. Letter to Chief Executives of NHS Trusts. London: Department of Health.Google Scholar
Lord Chancellors Department (1997) Who Decides? Making Decisions on Behalf of Mentally Incapacitated Adults: A Consultation Paper. London: HMSO Google Scholar
Smith, K., Shah, A., Wright, K., et al (1995) The prevalence and costs of psychiatric disorders and learning disabilities. British Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 918.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
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