Elder Law for the Health Sector  

Event Details

    Elder law is a potential legal minefield of rights, responsibilities and obligations for health professionals, managers and carers in the elder care sector. This comprehensive 2-day training course will ensure that you have the knowledge and tools needed to comply with the many different Acts and legislation that come into play when dealing with elderly patients and residents.      

    Key Learning Outcomes

    • Capacity assessment & informed consent
    • The legal test for capacity in different situations
    • When is a capacity assessment required?
    • Legal and practical implications of finding a person lacks capacity
    • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992
    • Enduring Power of Attorney
    • Advanced Directives & DNR orders


    Who should attend?

    Health professionals and caregivers such as:

    • Geriatric services managers
    • Portfolio managers
    • Nurses and nurse managers
    • Clinical nurse specialists
    • Gerontology nurse specialists
    • Geriatricians
    • Psychogeriatricans
    • Physicians & doctors
    • Clinical support co-ordinators
    • Clinical directors and team leaders
    • Consultants
    • Needs assessors
    • Rest home facility managers
    • Social workers
    • Legal advisors and managers
    • Policy advisors
    • Chief Medical advisors
    • Dementia workers
    • Village managers/owners


    All attendees to a Brightstar course receive a Certificate of Accreditation acknowledging their training and their journey to New Skills, New Thinking.
    Independent research has verified that this recognition is highly valued by your employees.

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