Residence Capacity: its nature and assessment

Julian C. Hughes, Marie Poole, Stephen Louw, Helen Greener, Charlotte Emmett

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Abstract

Residence capacity can be defined as the capacity someone requires to decide where to live. Its assessment is important in a variety of mental disorders. In this chapter we shall mainly focus on dementia, but the nature and requirements for assessment would largely be similar across all conditions. We shall also focus on the relevant law as it pertains to England and Wales, that is, the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), although, again, the nature of residence capacity and the principles for its assessment remain similar across jurisdictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Topics in Old Age Psychiatry
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter23
Pages305-316
Number of pages11
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781108594714
ISBN (Print)9781108706148
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020

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