Here are some thoughts about the case study. We shall look through the various elements of capacity that we have considered and see how these feature. What do they tell us?
Presumption of capacity?
Was the guardianship right in the first place, did the doctor assess the right things?
Capable of Making Decisions?
Understanding the Decision?
Able to retain memory?
Capable of communicating his views?
Capable of acting?
Anything else I need to consider?
This list will not be exhaustive, you may well have other things. On limited facts, as we have here, we are making assumptions but it is an example of how you can use the elements of the capacity definition to consider a person’s capacity status.