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Salient Information

Elderly man walking through city using two walking sticks to support his mobility.

What is ‘salient information’?

When conducting a Mental Capacity Assessment it is vital to understand the salient information relevant to this case. Put simply, ‘salient information’ is the relevant information that is required in order for the relevant person to be able to demonstrate capacity for the specific decision being addressed.

To help illustrate this point, we have two case studies that consider two separate decisions: whether to install bed rails, and whether to smoke.