A conflict of best interests

Pitt, Vern
September 2010
Community Care;9/9/2010, Issue 1834, p22
The article discusses the conflict between social worker and family member on deciding that whether a person who lacks mental capacity should be deprived of his liberty. It states that under the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) passed in Great Britain, such people can be prevented from living in hospitals or care homes and social workers tend to keep the family out of this decision. A carer states that family knows the individual best and so should be given the right to decide.


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