An update on latest strategy
About the event
Whilst the Mental Capacity Act 2005 can be seen as an aspirational piece of legislation, it remains a challenge for professionals to ensure that the principles and guidance around best practice are followed in a consistent, person-centred, way. Challenges to practice abound – with capacity at end of life continuing to be a particular area of challenge due to the combined impact of illness, medication, and prevalence of fluctuating ability to make decisions.
This study-day aims to introduce an overview of the challenges, whilst also providing the opportunity to consider what best practice looks like across the capacity spectrum – from assessment, best interests, and onto Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. There will be consideration of relevant case law, and the interplay between capacity and other legislative frameworks including the Care Act 2014 (with particular reference to the interface with Adult Safeguarding), and the Mental Health Act 1983.
There will be chance for learning to be applied in reference to a case-study, culminating in a plenary session where delegates will come together to share their own thoughts, learning and experience. The day will conclude with a question and answer session, which will allow delegates to devise an ongoing plan regarding their own personal learning needs.
Who is it for?
This study day is for professionals from any setting working with patients who are approaching end of life. It will be of particular interest to those who are responsible for assessing mental capacity and deprivation of liberty safeguards.
We will hear from leaders in the field including:
- Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers
- Vincent Docherty, Head of Patient and Family Support at St Christopher’s Hospice and previous Head of Safeguarding for London Borough of Croydon