Introduction to the Mental Capacity Act

It is very important that you remember at all times that lack of capacity may not be a permanent condition. The person's mental capacity needs to be assessed frequently.

Course Overview

This e-learning training course provides an introduction to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), its relationship to DoLS and how frontline staff can ensure compliance whilst carrying out there job role.

Course Topics Covered

  • Identify requirements for advance decisions to refuse life-sustaining treatment.
  • Identify what is mental capacity.
  • List the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • List who the decision maker must consider.
  • Recognise the factors involved in deciding what's in a person's best interests.
  • Recognise the new public bodies.
  • Understand how the Mental Capacity Act protects carers.
  • Understand how the Mental Capacity Act works.
  • Understand types of decisions that can and can't be made under the Mental Capacity Act (including detaining).
  • Understand written statement and advance decision requirements.
  • Understanding how to assess capacity.

Course Delivery

  • Training delivered and accessed online via Care Academy.
  • 2 e-learning modules.
  • 2 mandatory online assessments.
  • Certificate.
  • Online learner support.
  • Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting.

Overview

This e-learning training course provides an introduction to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), its relationship to DoLS and how frontline staff can ensure compliance whilst carrying out there job role.

Topics Covered

  • Identify requirements for advance decisions to refuse life-sustaining treatment.
  • Identify what is mental capacity.
  • List the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
  • List who the decision maker must consider.
  • Recognise the factors involved in deciding what's in a person's best interests.
  • Recognise the new public bodies.
  • Understand how the Mental Capacity Act protects carers.
  • Understand how the Mental Capacity Act works.
  • Understand types of decisions that can and can't be made under the Mental Capacity Act (including detaining).
  • Understand written statement and advance decision requirements.
  • Understanding how to assess capacity.

Delivery

  • Training delivered and accessed online via Care Academy.
  • 2 e-learning modules.
  • 2 mandatory online assessments.
  • Certificate.
  • Online learner support.
  • Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting.
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