The Law on Consent and Capacity

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Course Overview

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An intensive half day training programme, which examines the current law in relation to consent and capacity in Ireland and reviews recent cases before the superior courts. The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 is also covered, with discussions around its implications for practice.

A central theme of this training is in-depth discussion of the legal and ethical dilemmas presented by the issue of capacity and its assessment.

CPD Credits

3 CPD credits

Learning outcomes

  • Consent and the ingredients of a valid consent
  • The importance of consent in practice
  • The National Consent Policy
  • Capacity: the current legal position
  • Wardship
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Legal position of the next-of-kin
  • Do not Attempt Resuscitation orders (DNARs)
  • Recent cases before the superior courts
  • The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015
  • Advance Healthcare Directives
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