Publication date: 5 Dec, 2018
The document also provides guidance on issues relating to capacity to make decisions around confidentiality, sharing information with carers that does not breach confidentiality, and the limited exceptional circumstances where breaking confidentiality may be necessary.
Kate Fearnley, Executive Director (Engagement & Participation) at the Commission, said:
The Commission produces good practice guides across a wide range of mental health topics. Among these is Rights in Mind, a guide to patient rights throughout all stages of mental health treatment. The full range is available on the Commission's website.
Notes to Editors:
In this guide we use the term 'carer' to mean family and friends who provide unpaid support to a relative, partner or friend. We use the term 'individual' to mean someone who has a mental illness, dementia, learning disability, autism, personality disorder, or a related condition. We also use the term 'relative' to include partner and friend.
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