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Mental Capacity Act and DoLS e-Learning

Mental Capacity Act and DoLS

The Mental Capacity Act e-Learning is designed to provide NHS and other health and social care staff with essential training in the implications and application of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The e-learning covers the legal framework of the Act; the obligations on health and social care workers; and the practical implementation of the Act within health and social care practice.

The package specifically describes when and how to assess mental capacity; determining a personís best interests and the best interests checklist; the use of advance decisions refusing treatment.

The package draws upon a range of illustrated scenarios to demonstrate the context and application of the Act within a range of health care considerations.

The e-learning also covers the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, their purpose and why they are needed and when and how to seek authorisation for deprivation of liberty.

  • Introduction of Mental Capacity Act
  • Assessing Capacity
  • Decision Makers
  • Determining Best Interests
  • Advance Decisions Refusing Treatment
  • Applying the Mental Capacity Act
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
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