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Assessing capacity in a patient with a learning disability

Background

Dr Oloko is a GP.   He sees Shannon and her mother who have come in as Shannon has not eaten for several days.  

Shannon has a severe learning disability which means she has very little speech but she can make herself understood to her mother.

Dr Oloko must find a way to communicate with Shannon in order to find out what is wrong. 

Scenario

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