The Mental Capacity Act in Dementia Care - 1 day Masterclass
The Mental Capacity Act (2005) is an essential piece of legislation for anyone who works with people living with dementia. However, it is often misunderstood and misapplied. In this Masterclass you will explore how the Mental Capacity Act relates to the everyday practice and dilemmas that occur in dementia care. You will see how you can use the MCA to improve your practice and the lives of people living with dementia. The teaching will use a variety of methods. The approach is of interactive and inclusive learning.
- Outline the principles of the MCA and how they apply to your work role and the care and support you provide
- Consider different ways to maximise a person’s capacity to make a decision and how person-centred practice can support this
- Identify when and how to assess a person’s capacity to make a decision
- Summarise person-centred principles can be used to consider and act in ‘best interests decision making
- Respond to everyday dilemmas of dementia care in a way that is compliant with the MCA
The content includes:
- Knowledge of the principles, ethos and purpose of the MCA
- The process and responsibilities of maximising and assessing a person’s ability to make decisions
- How dementia and person-centred approaches can influence a person’s decision-making abilities
- Common dilemmas in dementia care and how the MCA can guide response
- What is meant by best interests and how to make best interests decisions
- How the MCA links to ideas of person-centred approaches, risk enablement, safeguarding and deprivations of liberty
All health and social care staff who work with people living with dementia. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the workshop.
The Association for Dementia Studies
8th December 2016
University of Worcester
£150 (Early bird rate of £125 open until 27th October)
For details on availability and how to apply:
Please register to attend here or contact: Association for Dementia Studies tel: 01905 54 2531 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
*All students employed by a Worcestershire NHS Trust or Wye Valley NHS Trust have to complete a study leave form (or equivalent) if they want (a) to study in works time, or (b) want the Trust to fund or part fund the course, or both. Upon receipt of your approved trust study leave form you will receive notification that your place is booked. If you attend these days without an approved study leave form you will be charged.
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