About this Event
Informed Consent has always been of vital importance to all healthcare practitioners, but recent case law has put clinicians’ practice of consenting patients back into the spotlight; doctors can no longer rely on the Bolam test when deciding what information to give patients.
This one-day course will clarify the principles of informed consent as well as provide an overview of the current law relating to treatment of those who lack capacity and are, therefore, unable to give informed consent.
All delegates will have the opportunity to discuss their own areas of concern with an experienced healthcare lawyer and the group will explore solutions to the very real challenges facing the modern clinician in light of the latest judicial decisions.
• The law governing informed consent of patients; case law and national guidance
• Capacity assessments
• What is voluntary consent?
• What does informed mean?
• How to apply the legal principles to day-to-day practice
• The current law governing treatment of those who lack capacity; the doctrine of emergency and the doctrine of best interests
• Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (the current position)
• Advance Decisions and Advance Care Planning
This course is accredited for CPD purposes.
This course will take place in Central London at a venue to be announced.