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Mental Capacity Bill: respecting our humanity

"What is the ‘problem’ the Bill aims to solve? It is not complex. We are fragile creatures. We break down, parts of us stop working (for a short while or for good), some things may never have worked entirely well. This fragility is fundamental to our vulnerable humanity." 

Colin Harper, our Assistant Director (Community Care and Mental Health Policy), explains in Scope NI why the new Mental Capacity Bill is important for all of us, and how it will help safeguard the human rights and equality of anyone who has impaired decision making capacity, whether permanent or temporary.

You can read the article here: http://scopeni.nicva.org/article/complex-solution-simple-problem



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