Abscond and Treatment Refusal

Offered By

Royal College of General Practitioners

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30 minutes
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No download
Desktop & Mobile

Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of General Practitioners provides worked examples of cases where patients have refused treatment or threatened to leave the hospital. It considers what action can be taken by healthcare professionals to treat such patients safely and within the law. It covers the assessment of capacity and the treatment of patients under the Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

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.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

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.

Validate your learning

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

Recognise the principles behind informed consent to medical treatment and decision-making capacity

Identify personal and environmental factors which may affect people's willingness to stay or accept treatment

Describe approaches which help minimise the need for coercion or forcible treatment

Explain the legal frameworks available when it appears to be necessary to offer treatment, despite objections

Explain the legal frameworks available when it appears necessary to prevent somebody leaving hospital

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