Chapter 6. Scenarios C: Lasting Powers of Attorney

  1. Bridgit Dimond

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch6a

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

How to Cite

Dimond, B. (2008) Scenarios C: Lasting Powers of Attorney, in Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch6a

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:

  • powers of attorney;
  • mental capacity act;
  • children act 1989;
  • court of protection;
  • mental incapacity bill

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Who could set up a lasting power of attorney?

  • Dispute between donees

  • Exercise of the LPA

  • The LPA and advance decisions

  • Applicability of the advance decision to the present situation?

  • Does the LPA apply?

  • Power in LPA to refuse life saving treatment

  • Refusing pain relief

  • Challenge to the donee of the power

  • Hypothetical dispute over LPA

  • Restraint

  • Manual handling and human rights

  • Acting contrary to the best interests of the donor

  • References