This is an interactive masterclass, which provides an insight into a range of specialist legal issues.



Part 1: Explores the problems associated with obtaining consent from children and adolescents, examines parental responsibility, considers what happens when a child refuses treatment, and investigates what happens when conflict arises between parents and medical professionals.

Part 2: Explores the recent law concerning end-of-life decision-making, and provides an opportunity for sharing experiences about what can be an extremely challenging time for both clinicians and patients.



It will enhance awareness and improve understanding of an important range of medico-legal considerations which are increasingly affecting the everyday working lives of healthcare professionals. A key focus is to allow participants to develop a greater understanding of how the law works in theory and in practice, and to help prevent complaints arising from a legal perspective.



This course is for patient facing staff only (all grades including registered HCPCs and non-registered staff.)

Masterclass Outcomes
At the end of the masterclass, participants will:
• Have developed a breadth of knowledge of a range of medico-legal and ethical issues which feature in the UK, specifically in relation to consent and children and end-of- life decision-making.
• Be able to apply the legal rules in practical and contextual situations in order to assess the potential liability of healthcare professionals.
• Be able to evaluate approaches to consent when children are involved.
• Identify the key end-of-life issues involved in joint decision-making and define the links to both essential and desirable approaches in the context of the law.


Masterclass Outline:
09.15 Introductions, Overview and Warm-Up Exercises
10.00 Consent & Children
11.00 Coffee
11.15 Consent & Children: Case Scenarios (Group Work Exercise)
12.30 Lunch
13.15 End-of-Life Decision-Making
14.15 End-of-Life Decision-Making (Problem-Based Scenarios for Group Discussion)
14.45 Tea
15.00 Advanced Decision-Making: Debate and Identification of Key Issues
16.15 Close

Date Time Location
Weds 26th June 2024 09:00 – 16:15 Virtual – MS Teams

Please use the form below to apply. These places will be allocated on a first come first basis.

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