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Assessing Those with Fluctuating Mental Capacity

Assessing Those with Fluctuating Mental Capacity

Assessing Those with Fluctuating Mental Capacity

Ruth Bradley and Diane Laverty
Ruth Bradley and Diane Laverty
on behalf of Health Education England

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$ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00
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Launch date: 17 Aug 2018
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Last updated: 22 Aug 2018

Reference: 191911

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This session explores issues related to the assessment of end of life care needs of someone who has fluctuating mental capacity. This session was reviewed by Amy Proffitt and Christina Faull and last updated in November 2015.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
Describe how to evaluate fluctuating mental capacity in an individual in an end of life care situation
Recognise the contribution and challenges of involving family members when assessing end of life care needs in someone who has fluctuating mental capacity
Describe a practical approach to assessing end of life care needs in a patient with fluctuating mental capacity
Outline how to translate assessment findings into an action plan, in accordance with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and best interests of the patient
Ruth Bradley and Diane Laverty

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Ruth Bradley and Diane Laverty
on behalf of Health Education England

Ruth is Director of Care at St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney. The hospice serves a local community from diverse cultural backgrounds, with malignant and non malignant conditions.

Ruth has spent most of her career in cancer nursing in clinical and acute trust leadership roles. In her most recent role as Lead Cancer Nurse she was responsible for cancer nursing and related service developments, in particular those improving the patient and carer experience and the cancer peer review programme. Her particular interests are in clinical and organisational development. As part of her Msc she conducted research on the ward sister/charge nurse’s experience of ward management and leadership.

Ruth has been involved in cancer and palliative patient care developments at a local and national level, including an advocacy and community liaison service for Bengali speaking cancer patients and a pilot project with the National Cancer Improvement Team,Department of Health,‘Improving the cancer patient experience’ programme developing a pathway for cancer patients presenting to the hospital Accident and Emergency department.

Diane is a Nurse Consultant in palliative care at St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney. The hospice serves a local community from diverse cultural backgrounds, with malignant and non malignant conditions.

Diane has a very long clinical background in palliative care. She has also set up a new bereavement service in a London teaching hospital. Her interests are breakthrough pain, service development, leadership, professionally developing and leading junior staff and quality of care. Her MSc research was on living with a fungating wound.

Diane has published widely and she is an editorial member of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing and critically reviews the Cancer Nursing Practice journal.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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