Maudsley masterclass

Mental Capacity Act: core skills in assessment

General hospital

Course information

Upcoming Date: TBC
Upcoming Time: TBC
Length: 1 Day
Cost: £199.00
Equivalent to 6 CPD hours

About the course

mental capacity act: core skills in assessment

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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Learning Objectives

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 

Course Information

Target audience

Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, GP, GPVTS, Nursing student, RMN, Social worker, ST4-7 – psychiatry

Lunch options

Lunch & Refreshments Provided

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