Description

Understanding the key aspects of medical law and its implications for your clinical practice is essential to the safe care of patients. In this course you will explore the legal aspects of consent, confidentiality, mental capacity, and issues relating to the treatment of children and young people using case scenarios.Topics covered include:the legal and ethical basis of confidentialitywhen you may need to breach confidentialityconsent and the legal landscape following the Montgomery judgementmental capacity issues and how to proceed if capacity is lackingspecific considerations when treating children and young people, including parental responsibility, disagreement between parents and refusal of treatment.This course complements the Medical ethics course. They are on consecutive days to make it easier for you to attend both courses if you would like to.Who should attend?Consultants/specialistsGPsHospital doctorsTraining grade doctors (GPST1-4 and ST1-8)Foundation doctors (F2 only) *This course has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.