About the course
The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) have become a core part of practice in hospital and community settings. This one-day course for medical and nursing professionals covers the philosophical and legal underpinnings of the MCA, latest research in mental capacity, and core skills required for capacity-related decision-making. The role of DoLS will also be covered.
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What you will learn from taking this course:
- Describe the philosophical underpinnings of mental capacity and decision- making
- Describe the role of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards legislation, and identify when they apply
- Make a capacity assessment in accordance with Act
- Formulate an action plan following capacity assessment in accordance with the principles of the Act
Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, GP, GPVTS, Nursing student, RMN, Social worker, ST4-7 – psychiatry
Lunch & Refreshments Provided
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.