Swallowing and Nutrition: Navigating Risk, Complexity and Ethical Dilemas
A one day course for all multidisciplinary team members working with people with swallowing impairments and/or difficulties achieving adequate nutrition and hydration.
This comprehensive and practical one day course focuses on a range of complex ethical and risk management issues when working with people with swallowing impairments and/or difficulties achieving adequate nutrition and hydration. With a strong focus on MDT management, this course is suitable for all members of the multidisciplinary team, especially speech and language therapists, dietitians, psychologists, medics, occupational therapists and nurses.
The course will cover the following key areas
• assessing capacity and best interest decisions
• advanced decision making
• what you need to know about the law and legislation relevant to this clinical field
• managing conflict and disagreements
• risk feeding versus enteral tube feeding
• ethical considerations in complex cases
Speakers will be experienced clinicians from the MDT at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and Sophia Roper, Specialist Public Lawyer at Serjeants’ Inn. Case studies will be used throughout for illustration.