February 20, 2024

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A few words from our tutor on what you can expect from this course

Course Description

Capacity allows people to forge their own way in life. It allows everyone, for example, to make medical decisions, live independently, managing finances, drive, enter into contracts and consent to intimate relationships.

This practical workshop aims to increase your ability and confidence in understanding legal capacity. The objective of this training is for those dealing with difficult capacity issues daily, to recognise when there may be issues with capacity and to understand how best to proceed. You will learn how to support  decision-making and what steps need to be taken if legal capacity is in question.

This workshop will answer a number of questions, including who can assess capacity, the functional capacity test, how to deal with fluctuating cases, what to do when you are unable to obtain consent to medical treatment, important legal case studies and much more.

All attendees will get a chance to engage in an informative Q & A session, practical workshops, form filling guidance, and will receive highly informative course notes

Course Content

  • Brief introduction to the Consent, Capacity and The Assisted Decision – Making (Capacity) Act
  • The functional capacity test
  • Who can assess capacity?
  • The importance of the persons wishes and feelings – will and preference
  • When a court declaration must be sought
  • How to deal with cases of fluctuating capacity
  • Explore some complex case studies that healthcare providers deal with on a daily basis
  • Case Study analysis

Who Should Attend?

This one-day training course is for anyone who is in a position within healthcare is taking care of vulnerable adults, adolescents, end of life care patients and children either in a hospital, nursing home, home care, general practice or social care setting.


On completion of this one-day training course, you will receive your Certificate of Attendance. Please note certificates are issued at the close of the training course to participants on completion of the course. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


This course costs €485 (Early-bird) normal rate is €585.

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES 3 WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE DATE. The course cost includes all course documentation and Certificate of Attendance.

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