We offer CPD accredited training modules to equip you and your colleagues with a clear understanding of planning in advance for future care, the skills to support people to complete planning ahead tools, and the confidence to implement them when caring for someone who lacks capacity.

There are three modules:

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

The session was helpful and inspiring as well as practically useful. But most of all the thing that stood out was the way it brought the MCA to life as usually MCA training is really ‘dry’. Today reminded me of why I wanted to be a GPDr Sharmila Parks

Advance Decisions

This module provides in-depth information on Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment, how to support a person to make one, the steps involved in implementing one and how they relate to other tools such as DNACPR orders and Advance Statements.

Learning Objectives

  • Have a thorough understanding of Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRT) and the legal framework surrounding them (the Mental Capacity Act)
  • Understand your obligations when implementing an ADRT and when caring for someone who lacks capacity
  • Learn how to read and recognise if an ADRT is valid and applicable
  • Feel confident talking to people about ADRTs and supporting people to make one
  • Understand other tools for planning care and treatment: Advance Statements and Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders

Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare

This module provides in-depth information on Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) for Health and Welfare, how to support a person to make one, and the steps involved in implementing one.

Learning Objectives

  • Have a thorough understanding of Lasting Powers of Attorney for Health and Welfare and the Mental Capacity Act
  • Understand ‘best interest’ decisions and the role of the attorney
  • Learn how to read and recognise if and when an LPA is applicable
  • Feel confident talking to people about LPAs and supporting people to make one

It was all excellent. I thought the pace and delivery of it was really good. It was thought provoking… I thought that it might have been a little bit dreary and a little bit dark, but it was a really light day… it made you quite excited to get out there and start spreading the word.

Our three accredited training modules can be adapted to best suit the needs of your team.

Contact us

If you are interested in receiving our training or would like to find out more contact us at info@compassionindying.org.uk.