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Mental Capacity Awareness
Mental capacity is the ability to make informed decisions about one's own life. This includes understanding, retaining, weighing, and communicating relevant information for a specific decision. It is crucial for consent in healthcare.
When capacity is lacking, decisions must be made in the individual's best interests, following legal guidelines.
Through this course, you can empower yourself with a comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, exploring skills to equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate this critical aspect of healthcare with confidence and expertise.
Who is this course for?
Anyone who works with vulnerable people.
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- Mental Capacity Act Overview
- Codes of Practice
- Human Rights
- Capacity & Capacity Assessments
- The Five Principles
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Liberty Protection Safeguards
- Best Interest Assessments
- Persons Representative
- The Court of Protection & Appeals
- Explore the guidelines and codes of practice associated with the Mental Capacity Act, ensuring adherence to legal and ethical standards
- Gain insights into the human rights considerations within the context of mental capacity, ensuring the protection of individuals' fundamental rights
- Delve into the core principles outlined in the Mental Capacity Act and understand how they inform decision-making processes
- Familiarize yourself with DoLS and its significance in safeguarding the rights and well-being of vulnerable individuals
- Develop the skills to conduct thorough assessments to determine the best interests of individuals who lack mental capacity
- Gain insights into legal procedures and avenues available in cases where mental capacity decisions are challenged