The Assisted Decision Making Capacity Act 2015: How Consent will Change?

The introduction of The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 raises numerous questions in relation to the definition of consent. This one hour lecture focuses on the issue of consent in the context of the Act and analyses some recent case law on the topic.

Topics covered:

  • Consent & capacity
  • Level of understanding required
  • The best interests test
  • Professional guidance
  • Capacity – The future
  • Changes in practice and culture
  • Practice tips

Learning outcomes:

  • To have a clear understanding of the law on consent at present.
  • To have a knowledge of the principles set down in HSE v TM [2016] IEHC 593
  • To have a working knowledge of how ‘the best interests’ test is applied in Ireland
  • To be able to advise on the difference between Assisted Decision Making, Co-Decision Making and having a Decision Making Representative.
  • To be in a position to advise clients on Advanced Healthcare Directives.

Teaching methods:  

e-Lecture, PowerPoint;

Duration & pricing:

  • Net-Duration: 1 hour

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