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Mental Capacity Act and DoLS training

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Mental capacity Act and DoLS (3.5hrs)

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This course is primarily for those who work within a health & social care setting. Delegates will learn about the Mental Capacity Act and how it affects the individuals in their care and themselves. How the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) works and how and when it is implemented.

Aims of this course
  • To give an understanding of the Act and who is affected
  • How it affects health and social care staff
  • Decision making for individuals
  • Treatment with and without consent
  • Role of  Power of Attorney  and Court-appointed Deputies
  • The role of the Managing Authority and Court of Protection
  • DoLS and how and when  it can be implemented
  • Safeguarding of Individuals
  • Best Interest
Specific Course Structure & Content
  • What is mental capacity
  • Does capacity stay the same
  • Is it permanent or can it be temporary
  • Treatment under the Act
  • The 5 key principles
  • Helping individuals make decisions
  • Communication and understanding
  • Who can be a decision maker
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court Appointed Deputies
  • Public Guardian and Court of Protection
  • Best Interests, wishes and, needs of individuals
  • Mental Capacity Advocates
  • DoLS
  • Group work on capacity, choice, decision making and, DoLS using real examples

There will be a questionnaire at the end of the session to ensure learner understanding