We are pleased to announce that our co-director Nicky Ryder has a piece featured in OT News (April 2022) that looks at awareness raising and education within the multidisciplinary team surrounding grading and adapting. The article also includes her own proposed basic hierarchy to support application in practice.
The idea for Mental Capacity Ltd started one day when my brother Mike was visiting me in at my home in the South East, and we got chatting about my work as a mental capacity assessor and advocate.
During our chats, we started to talk about some of the frustrations I was experiencing with my work, and the poor practice I was encountering on an almost daily basis. Examples included wrongly applied DNAR orders, care plans that unduly restrained users in their wheelchairs, and the unlawful application of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), particularly within the private sector as well as lack of application in main stream hospital wards.