Mental Welfare Commission to hold two virtual events on rights-based care in April

The Mental Welfare Commission will be holding two virtual events on rights-based care in April 2021. The first event on the 27th will cover topics related to the care of people in hospital; the second event on the 29th will focus on people in the community.

This event is targeted at professionals and clinicians working across the range of health and social care settings, including medical, nursing and social work staff, advocacy workers and independent sector employees.

These two webinars are an opportunity to learn from and watch presentations by medical, nursing and social work officers from the Commission. Using our good practice guidance, with data from our monitoring reports as well as topics on key issues we encounter through our visiting and on our advice line, the event on the 27th will cover:

  • Restrictions are considered under mental health or incapacity legislation
  • Developing Care Plans
  • Reviewing matters relating to detention

And on the 29th:

  • Developing advance statements
  • Capacity and consent issues are raised
  • Working with proxy decision makers and guardians

The email for queries and registering your interest to attend is

Fiona Hamilton
IT Support Officer
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
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