The Assessment of Decision-Making Capacity
|Price (incl GST)|
|Members Single price||$88.00|
|Non-Members Single price||$176.00|
|Students Single price||$66.00|
- Expiry Date: 24 January 2020
- Duration: 90 minutes
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This event will cover:
- Qualitative evidence around the SLP community’s current involvement in capacity assessments.
- A summary of the main points from the relevant legislation will be presented.
- General principles of assessment will be discussed, including presumption of capacity, triggers for assessment, balancing an individual’s autonomy with their need of protection from harm, human rights, legal requirements
- Best practice principles will be included, such as timing of assessment, specificity, the role of formal assessments, who to involve, step-by-step process
- A list of points to include in documentation, and an example
- Discussion of different types of substitute decision-makers (formal and informal).
What I will learn:
Following this online event participants will be able to:
- Understand the variance in current SLP practice in the assessment of decision-making capacity
- Understand the main general points of legislation relating to capacity
- Identify general principles, and best practice, in the assessment of decision-making capacity
- Demonstrate increased confidence with documenting outcomes of capacity assessments
- Understand possible alternatives when a patient lacks capacity
- Apply the above knowledge to case studies
Who should attend?
- Registrants must be speech pathologists.
- This event is relevant for speech pathologists working with adult clients with impaired communication and / or cognition secondary to neurological damage. (It is not aimed at SLPs working within a Mental Health or Disability Service setting, however there may be some generalizable information).
- It will be most useful for clinicians working within an in-patient setting
- The event is introductory, no prior experience with capacity assessments required.
- Registrants should be familiar with the clinical presentation of neurologically impaired in-patients with communication / cognitive deficit
- Speech pathology students who are close to completing their studies may find this of interest
What do I need to read beforehand?
- There are no recommended pre-readings.
CPD Points awarded: 1.5 PSR points
Queensland Health: Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service