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Assessing Capacity
Assessing Capacity

Tue, 23 May

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Assessing Capacity

An external event hosted by MDU. Assessing capacity is part and parcel of being a doctor. A patient's ability to make a decision with regard to treatment is central to the interaction between doctor and patient and affects the care you provide.

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Time & Location

23 May 2023, 19:00 – 24 May 2023, 20:00

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About the Event

Assessing capacity is part and parcel of being a doctor. A patient's ability to make a decision with regard to treatment is central to the interaction between doctor and patient, and affects the care you provide.  

Hosted by the MDU's medico-legal advisors, the session will cover the steps to take when assessing a patient's capacity to make a decision regarding their treatment and other key areas: 

 - Covering practical steps to take to help a patient make decisions themselves 

- Looking at the MCA two-stage assessment for capacity

 - Ensuring what information is relevant to inform patients of when making decisions 

- Q&A session with our medico-legal advisors.

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