Module 1: The importance of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
This first section covers how the Mental Capacity Act (2005) empowers people to make decisions for themselves and protects people who lack capacity, as well as why effective communication is important when working with a person who may lack capacity, amongst other topics.
Module 2: Key elements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
This section explores the five statutory principles included in the Mental Capacity Act (2005), as well as how the Act gives legal protection to workers providing care and treatment for individuals who lack capacity, amongst other topics.
Module 3: The Mental Capacity Act in the Dental Setting
The final section covers the mental capacity act and its application to dental treatment and the dental setting.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005
GDC Principle 3- Obtaining valid consent.
GDC Principle 2 – Communicate effectively with patients
GDC Principle One -Put patients’ interests first