End of Life Care: Advanced Legal Issues Masterclass
This half-day masterclass will explore the legal framework surrounding end of life care and serious illness and enable you to confidently discuss the following areas with colleagues/patients: Consent - what exactly does informed consent mean; Mental Capacity Act; DOLS; Advance Care Planning; Confidentiality.
Facilitated by legal expert: Tim Spencer-Lane, lawyer at the Law Commission
End of Life Care: Advanced Legal Issues Objectives:
to familiarise delegates with the provisions of a range of law, including the Mental Capacity Act, the Human Rights Act 1998 and common law principles such as the public interest principle
to enable delegates to discuss interesting case law developments, such as the PC Paul Briggs case on end of life care and the extent to which deprivations of liberty will arise in clinical environments
to provide practical information of the legal status of key documents such as lasting powers of attorney and advance decisions to refuse treatment
to provide an understanding of the rules of confidentiality as they relate to safeguarding
to make practitioners more confident in how they use and apply the law in difficult situations
to provide an update on future law reform developments in relation to health and social care
Example Agenda for Advanced Legal Issues Masterclass:
Introduction and welcome
People’s experiences of EOLC and main areas of concern
Informed consent when a patient has capacity
The Mental Capacity Act –
The capacity assessment
The provision of serious medical treatment
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
What is deprivation of liberty
The legal process and protections
Advance care planning:
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment
Do not resuscitate orders
Confidentiality and sharing information
Highly interactive and practical workshop.
Small group learning
Tailored sessions to your organisational, professional skill mix and population’s needs.
A safe and supportive environment for professionals to practice and improve their skills.
Facilitation by trainers who bring years of experience.
Certificates of attendance that can be used for CPD points