Michael Mandelstam

Michael Mandelstam has worked in the field of health and social care for nearly 40 years.

For the past 25 years he has provided independent training. Before that he worked for some years within the Social Services Inspectorate at the Department of Health.

He was a member of an advisory group to the Law Commission during its work on what became the Care Act 2014. Michael has written many legal books over the last three decades.

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Occupational therapy and mental capacity assessments

Tips for OTs on carrying out capacity assessments, including how to incorporate the five key principles of the Mental Capacity Act into capacity assessments, who can and cannot make a decision on behalf of someone who lacks the relevant capacity, and what to take into consideration when deciding the relevant information the person needs to understand, retain, use and weigh.