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Understanding mental capacity
Understanding mental capacity

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Week 8: Mental capacity: the future


Congratulations on reaching the final week of the course.

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Figure 1 Finishing line

Hopefully you have developed an understanding of mental capacity and gained useful insight into who is affected by this issue and how. You have also thought about how mental capacity is relevant to you.

This week you will explore how the way in which mental capacity is managed through the law may change in the next ten years. You will also consolidate your learning and think about your next steps.

By the end of this week you should be able to:

  • describe possible changes in mental capacity law and outline key themes
  • describe some of the particularly useful or surprising things you have learned on this course
  • start to make plans for your future learning, your personal situation and any professional development needs you have
  • identify whether you wish to make any plans for your own situation in relation to mental capacity and if so, how.