Mental capacity applies to adults, and miners over the age of 16, who have a capacity to make a range of decisions for themselves. The Mental Health Act 2005 applies to those who lack this mental capacity and relies on others to make legal, financial and practical decisions on their behalf. This is due to dementia, learning disabilities or other mental health illnesses.
It is assumed by law that everyone has the capability to make their own decisions if they are giving the required knowledge, information, time and support. The mental capacity and deprivation of liberty law also protects peoples right to make more straightforward decisions even if they are unable to take control of more complex decisions. Mind, a mental health charity for England and Wales give more detail in their Overview of the Mental Health Act, 2005
This course describes in detail the many facets and procedures of the Mental Capacity Act. This includes who the act affects, when it applies, how to assess capacity and the procedures that can be put in place in the home or workplace to ensure best practices are followed and people are treated fairly at all times.
It also introduces the deprivation of liberty safeguards. These safeguards provide a framework for approving the deprivation of liberty for people who lack the capacity to consent to treatment or care in either a hospital or care home setting.
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CPD Units ‘2’
Online assessment in this mental capacity and deprivation of liberty course is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates require 70% correct answers to secure a pass. PDF certificate will be sent directly to your inbox. Hard copy certificate on requrest. Duration: 75 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).