Lead by two leading experts in the field, Mark Jayes, a speech and language therapist, with specialist knowledge of Mental Capacity Assessment and Anna Volkmer, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and speech and language therapist, this practical workshop will help you get to grips with assessment of mental capacity, with a particular focus on working with people with acquired neurological conditions. This workshop will enable delegates to:
• Understand current mental capacity and advance care planning legislation;
• Describe the various roles SLTs can play in relation to mental capacity and supported decision-making;
• Identify available tools and resources to support capacity assessment;
• Be aware of the current research literature on capacity and dementia, aphasia and other acquired neurological conditions;
• Consider how other aspects of capacity law, such as future planning, may be integrated within SLT clinical practice;
• Problem solve and reflect on cases where decision making capacity and dysphagia and/or communication are areas of concern and enable delegates to practice methods to use to investigate and enhance service users’ different decision-making abilities.
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is open to any Speech and Language Therapists working with patients where assessing mental capacity it an essential aspect of their ongoing care and management.
About Mark Jayes
Research Fellow in Communication Disability, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Honorary Research Fellow, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield.
Mark is a Speech and Language Therapist with 15 years’ experience of working with people with communication and swallowing disorders in both community and acute NHS services. Mark’s NIHR-funded PhD explored mental capacity assessment practice in healthcare settings and involved the development and feasibility testing of the Mental Capacity Assessment Support Toolkit (MCAST). Mark has written journal articles and book chapters on topics related to mental capacity, supported decision-making and informed consent. These areas are now the focus of his research at Manchester Met. He has provided training on these topics and presented his research findings to multidisciplinary audiences in the UK and Europe. He provided expert testimony to the committee for 2018 NICE SCIE guideline for decision-making and mental capacity. Mark led a recent RCSLT project to develop web guidance relating to supported decision-making and mental capacity.
About Anna Volkmer
NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Language and Cognition Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London
Anna Volkmer graduated as a speech and language therapist from University College London in 2002. Since then Anna has worked with adults with acquired neurological conditions across England and Australia. She completed a Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation at Flinders University, South Australia in 2009. Since returning to the UK in 2010 Anna has written three books; the first focusing on the assessment and management of communication in dementia, the second two on the role of the speech and language therapist in mental capacity. Anna currently holds an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship and is studying for her PhD at University College London. She has recently been part of the committee writing the forthcoming NICE SCIE guidelines on decision making and mental capacity. She has also been working with Dr Mark Jayes on the forthcoming RCSLT webpages and position paper on decision making and mental capacity.
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