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COVID-19 & the Mental Capacity Act in care homes

This study explored the experiences of professionals who worked with care home residents with impaired mental capacity in England and Wales during the COVID-19 pandemic. It explored:

  • how competing risks were balanced and
    how the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) functioned in care homes under pandemic conditions, with particular focus on its associated Deprivations of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) systems.

Margot Kuylen, et al (2022) "COVID-19 and the Mental Capacity Act in care homes: Perspectives from capacity professionals." Health and Social Care in the Community