Learn about the Mental Capacity Act 2005 with Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding (DoLS), Fluctuating Capacity and understand the criminal implications within the healthcare and social care industries.
This online course was designed for the health and social care market, to provide Care & Support Workers and Locums with an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2007, and how it was designed to protect the rights of individuals and to empower vulnerable adults. The course also discusses the Mental Health Act 2007 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
This resource discusses the key elements to be considered including People's Liberty; the Five Principles and the Best Interests Checklist. The course reviews the difference between day-to-day decisions and life-changing decisions. Assessing Capacity is also discussed including the two-stage process (stage 1: The Diagnostic Approach, and stage 2: The Decision-making Process).
Provided by Essex Chambers Training. The impacts of fluctuating capacity are also explored and the rights of individuals to make unwise decisions are clarified. Finally the criminal implications of will-full neglect and ill-treatment of an individual who lacks capacity are identified.