Swallowing and Nutrition: Navigating Risk, Complexity and Ethical Dilemmas

21 Mar 2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Online

Tuesday 21 March

Online Course on Zoom

This comprehensive online course focuses on complex ethical and risk management issues when working with people with swallowing impairments and/or difficulties achieving adequate nutrition and hydration.

The course has a strong focus on multi-disciplinary team (MDT) management and is suitable for all members of the MDT, especially speech and language therapists, dietitians, psychologists, doctors, occupational therapists and nurses.

The course will cover the following key areas

  • Assessing capacity and best interest decisions
  • Advanced decision making
  • The law and legislation relevant to this clinical field
  • Managing conflict and disagreements
  • Risk feeding vs enteral tube feeding
  • Ethical considerations in complex cases
  • Speakers will be experienced specialist clinicians from the MDT at the RHN and case studies will be used.

Lead facilitator

Erin Probert
Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Cost: £100

Register here – registration closes on Thursday 16 March

For more information please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5141 or email institute@rhn.org.uk