Consent in Health and Social Care

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In our Consent in Health and Social Care course, you will gain a detailed insight into the important topic of consent within health and social care. You will also learn about how it links to safeguarding vulnerable people, along with assessing someone’s mental capacity in order to make decisions.

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Course Description

All about Consent in health and Social Care

On completion of the course, students will gain an understanding of consent within the healthcare landscape. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the challenges involved in consent, such as the role of advocates, what happens when treatment is refused or withdrawn, and what it means to treat without consent. You will discover more about the law, and what it says in relation to consent, as well as talk about how capacity is assessed, what is meant by informed consent, and when consent is a requirement.

You will learn about the complexities surrounding consent when a patient or service user lacks capacity. You will also consider the role of advocates in ensuring the rights of individuals that are unable to provide consent themselves.

We will cover law and consent, particularly the role of legal interventions and considerations surrounding consent for children and young people. we will also explore factors such as parental authority and the concept of Gillick competence.

You will learn about the critical aspects of managing the consent process in healthcare. We will look further into the roles and responsibility of each part involved, and also discuss the importance of record-keeping and documentation.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Consent in Health and Social Care – In the first unit we will cover what the law says in relation to consent, along with discussing how capacity is assessed and what factors can impact consent and what it means concerning young people.
  • Unit 2 – The Challenges Involved in Consent – In this unit we will examine the implications of the Mental Health Act 2005 on consent processes and decision-making. We will also provide insights into the comprehensive consent process.
  • Unit 3 – The Law and Consent – In the third unit we will explore the law and consent in healthcare, particularly focusing on the role of legal intervention. We will also look at the legal rights and responsibilities surrounding consent for minors.
  • Unit 4 – Managing the Process of Consent – In the final unit we will talk about the critical aspects of managing the consent process in healthcare. You will also discuss the importance of record-keeping and documentation in consent management.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Consent in Health and Social Care course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Consent in Health and Social Care course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Consent in Health and Social Care course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Consent in Health and Social Care
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