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Swallowing and Nutrition: Navigating Risk, Complexity and Ethical Dilemmas

24 Mar 2021 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Online course

Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 March 2021

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 clinicians from the MDT at the RHN and case studies will be used.

Lead facilitators

Lydia Fletcher, Senior Dietician, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
Erin Probert, Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability

Cost £60

Please note that this course is now full. Please get in touch to add your details to the waiting list.

Registration form

For more information please call 020 8780 4500 ext 5141/5140 or email