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The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act was signed into law on the 30th December 2015. This Act applies to everyone and is relevant to all health and social care services. The Act is about supporting decision making and maximising a person’s capacity to make decisions. The Act will have significant implications for health and social care providers in the provision of safe person-centred care, based on respecting the individual rights of each person. This is a joint event between Social Care Ireland and the Irish Association of Social Workers.
This course will provide frontline health and social care practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to implement the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act into everyday practice. In doing so it focuses on the importance of building decision making capacity. It furthermore provides training in the principles of the Act and details how these should be applied in practice. Participants will also examine the role of functional assessment of capacity, the decision making arrangements in addition to provisions such as advance healthcare directives and power of attorney. A key focus of the course is the application of the Act to practical scenarios which frontline practitioners encounter on a daily basis.
Price does not include lunch or refreshments, canteen available
On completion of this course participants will be able to:
Josephine McLoughlin is the director of Legal Capacity Training Ltd, a company which inspires health and social care practitioners to embrace the values and principles of the Convention. Before devoting her work to Legal Capacity Training, Josephine worked as a qualified Social Care Leader for 20 years. In 2015 she completed an LL.M in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy from the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG. Upon completion of her studies she was awarded the CDLP Gold Medal for Excellence. Josephine continues to build on her skills and knowledge and recently completed a Certificate in Capacity and Decision Making Support with the Law Society of Ireland.