Mental Capacity Act as Part of Human Rights

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NHS Health Education England

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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from NHS Health Education England will include the statutory principles and an overview of the ethical and philosophical ethos of the MCA; what do we mean by 'mental capacity' or its lack. This would be the essential first brick in the wall.

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Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
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Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

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Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe who the MCA applies to, and how it fits into human rights law, especially the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

Explain how human rights law, in particular the ECHR/HRA Article 3 (freedom from torture and inhumane practice), Article 5 (right to liberty) and Article 8 (right to a private and family life) must influence decision-making which is undertaken about or on behalf of people who lack mental capacity

Describe the five statutory principles of the MCA and how they influence practice

Relate your own practice to the ‘empowering ethos’ of the MCA, in particular, the requirement to seek the least restrictive option to meet an identified need

Describe in outline how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) protect the rights of the person subject to authorised deprivation of liberty

Identify the forthcoming replacement of the DoLS scheme with the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)