Royal College of Physicians and British Medical Association, 'Clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) and adults who lack the capacity to consent' (12/12/18)

2018-12-12 RCP and BMA CANH guidance.pdf

CANH medical guidance "All decisions about CANH for a patient who lacks capacity must be made in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This protects patients by ensuring that decisions are made about treatment and care that are right for each individual, in the widest sense. It also protects doctors by providing protection from liability in relation to the decisions they make, but only when the correct decision-making process has been followed. It is important to remember that it is not just the decision reached which determines liability, but also the process through which those decisions were made." (extract from BMA website)


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Type: Health guidance🔍

Title: Clinically-assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) and adults who lack the capacity to consent

Author: Royal College of Physicians🔍 · British Medical Association🔍

Date: 12/12/12🔍

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