Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Offered By

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges will look at how equitable health care might be available for all, focussing specifically on the challenges faced by vulnerable adults. The will look at the ethical concept of best interests and provide guidance for its use in clinical practice when providing healthcare to vulnerable adults.

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

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.

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.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Identify how best to ensure equitable health care is available to all

Outline the key ethical features of a rights-based argument

Outline the key aspects of the Human Rights Act relating to medical practice 

Describe why vulnerable adults should be entitled to best possible health care

Identify situations in which adults may be vulnerable

Explain the challenges to patient-centred care when treating vulnerable adults

Modify management plans of patients lacking mental capacity to ensure their best interests

Identify the ethical issues raised in trying to determine 'best interests'care