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Maudsley Masterclass

The Mental Capacity Act: core skills in assessment

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9.30AM - 4.30PM
1 Day
Lunch provided
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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

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Target Audience
Doctors, Nurses, Social workers
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Lunch Option
All staff working with people living with dementia and their carers
Lunch & refreshments provided
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Length & Time
Ortus Event and Learning Centre
82-96 Grove Ln
1 Day: 9.30AM - 4.30PM

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