Decisional capacity: Good Question demo videos now available

This is from our blog post after meeting with the two people from Grace Eyre who helped us make the videos:

Keith and Mikey had their first look at the videos today and it’s safe to say they were pretty pleased with them. I said we would be posting them up on the site by the end of the week and Mikey wanted to know where that would be. Keith said that they would be on the internet so ‘everyone’ could see them. He was even more pleased to think that his rather fine self would be preserved on film as his real self began to get a little older and maybe not quite so powerful-looking! …!

Consent to Participation (in research or other structured activity)

Consent to Treatment (or other individual procedure or activity)

We are developing commentaries in the form of notes to accompany the films and including some of the points in our FAQs sheet and we welcome questions and queries to help populate our information with pertinent material.

Good Question interview prompts go live on Ether Books

I get very excited when something I wrote is published. Mostly these days, that’s fiction but today Ether has gone the extra mile and taken a chance on something quite different. Capacity to consent is a difficult quality to assess but the law requires us to do it. Mostly, clinicians have been using rather haphazard methods but since 1999 I’ve been developing, with colleagues, a more reliable approach. Good Question is the result, and today a set of prompts for interviewers went live on the Ether app.

The prompts can be downloaded free to iOS and Andriod devices (with Kindle Fire on its way), and the Ether app itself is also free, as are the resources on the GQ website. Find us there or on Facebook, or follow us on twitter – @GQinterview

So here I go, cracking a metaphorical bottle of champagne over our bows – hip hooray!

Good Question

GQ logoGood Question is a technique that supports professionals in assessing people for decisional capacity, in line with the UK Mental Capacity Act (2005) and the US framework for legal capacity. The website is not fully stocked yet but if you Google it, it will do its best to say hello. There’s work in progress to put prompts on an app for your Smartphone too – how handy is that? More as it bubbles to the surface.