Medical, legal and ethical implications of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

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Campus
Venue
Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Target Audience
All Welcome
Is registration required?
Yes
Free of charge or ticket price
Legal & Medical Professionals €200; Students/NGOs/Representative Organisations €25
For more information contact
lawcpd@3upartnership.ie
Medical, legal and ethical implications of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

The long-awaited Assisted Decision-making (Capacity) Act 2015 was passed in December 2015.  The 2015 Act replaces the ward of court system grounded in the ‘best interests principle’ with a comprehensive statutory framework based on the will and preferences model to assist people in exercising their decision-making capacity.

This 1-day intensive masterclass looks at the medical, legal and ethical implications of the new legislation in theory and in practice from the perspective of lawyers and medical professionals.  

Presentations will include:


Opening Remarks

Ms Justice Marie Baker

The International HumanRrights Framework:  Putting the Assisted Decision-making Legislation into Context

Dr Charles O’Mahony, NUIG

Legal Principles of the Assisted Decision-Making Legislation

Professor Mary Donnelly, UCC

Mechanisms in the legislation

Patricia Richard Clarke, Former Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission

Advance Care Directives (Living Wills)

Dr Adam McAuley, School of Law and Government, DCU

Implications of Advance Care Directives from an ethical perspective

Dr Joan McCarthy, UCC

Implications of the 2015 Act from a Clinical Perspective

Professor Brendan Kelly, UCD, Mater Hospital



To register, visit www.3u.ie/healthcare&lawcpd.