The key learning points of this week are:
- Mental capacity relates to decisions that can be everyday decisions like what to wear or more significant decisions like where to live.
- There are ways of helping people to make decisions for themselves.
- People have the right to make decisions that other people might think unwise, but this does not mean they lack the capacity to make a decision.
You should now be able to:
- describe different types of decision and the ones that no one else can make
- explain how decisions are made and what helps people make decisions
- explain what is meant by, and who is, the decision maker when a person lacks mental capacity or has fluctuating mental capacity
- describe in simple terms how decision makers decide
- describe in simple terms what is meant by an unwise decision.