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Lack of Mental Capacity can be temporary or permanent and can affect different people at different times of their lives. It can be a gradual decline in mental awareness or suddenly brought on by accident or illness. It can affect the day to day decisions the person has to make or may be specific to a more critical decision that has to be made in the future. Carers and other professionals may be asked to be involved in this type of decision making process. Course Syllabus What, why, who and when is the lack of Mental Capacity. Why we need the Mental Capacity Act (MCA). Leglislation relating to MCA and Deprivation of Liberty (DoL). Assessing & testing Mental Capacity. Best interests of the person with a lack of Mental Capacity. The need of good record keeping. New criminal offences under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The course contains group exercises. Carers are encouraged to discuss situations and environments where a Person in their care has a lack of Mental Capacity and how the care has adapted to their changing needs. Course Instructors Our instructors are registered CIEH and where necessary HSE registered trainers and have extensive experience in their relative field. Numbers on the course are limited to allow for group exercises and discussions. Course handouts are provided and the attendance certificates detail the course content for NVQ Health & Social Care Level 2 & 3.

Lack of Mental Capacity can be temporary or permanent and can affect different people at different times of their lives. It can be a gradual decline in mental awareness or suddenly brought on by accident or illness. It can affect the day to day decisions the person has to make or may be specific to a more critical decision that has to be made in the future. Carers and other professionals may be...

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