Chapter 11. Protection of Vulnerable Adults and Accountability

  1. Bridgit Dimond

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch11

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

How to Cite

Dimond, B. (2008) Protection of Vulnerable Adults and Accountability, in Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch11

Author Information

  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133593

Online ISBN: 9780470697665

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Keywords:

  • vulnerable adults;
  • accountability;
  • mental capacity act;
  • children act;
  • criminal offence

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ill-Treatment or neglect

  • Multi-Agency Co-Operation

  • Fraud Act

  • Acts in connection with care or treatment

  • Valuing people

  • Eligibility criteria for continuing care

  • Protection of vulnerable adults

  • Criminal law and mental capacity

  • Sexual Offences Act 2003

  • Protection in a contractual situation

  • Concerns about the protection of vulnerable adults

  • Switching the burden of proof

  • Conclusions on the protection of vulnerable adults

  • Criminal offences and mental capacity of the accused

  • Criminal Law and the Mental Capacity Act 2005

  • Scope of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

  • Murder and manslaughter

  • Suicide

  • Letting die and killing

  • Pain relief and killing

  • Levels of medication

  • Other criminal offences

  • Civil liability

  • Negligence and other civil wrongs

  • Liability in negligence

  • Duty of care

  • Is there a duty to volunteer?

  • Of what does the duty consist?

  • Duty to parents

  • Standard of care

  • Standards of care and national guidance

  • The MCA Code of Practice

  • Causation

  • Loss of a chance

  • Harm

  • Burden of proof

  • Vicarious liability

  • Personal accountability of the employee

  • Procedural provisions for claims brought in the name of a mentally incapacitated adult

  • Disciplinary action

  • Professional conduct proceedings

  • Confidentiality

  • Complaints

  • Conclusions

  • References