Compassion in Dying is a national charity working to inform and empower people to exercise their rights and choices around end-of-life care.
It offers training modules to provide a clear understanding of planning in advance for future care. It also offers the skills to support people to complete planning ahead, and tools to implement them when caring for someone who lacks capacity.
One of these modules is being offered at St George’s Centre in Leeds on 5th October:
Advance Care Planning and the Mental Capacity Act
This module provides an introduction to planning ahead. It gives an overview of what it means to have capacity and the law surrounding how decisions are made for people who lack capacity. It also explains the different ways to plan ahead – Advance Decisions, Advance Statements and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) for Health and Welfare – and how these tool work in practice.
- Understand Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment, Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health and Welfare, and Advance Statements, the differences and benefits of each and how they work in practice.
- Be able to clearly communicate the benefits of advance care planning
- Understand the five principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
You can find out more and book a place online.