Module introduction

Learning outcomes

 

By completing this module, we hope that you will gain an understanding of:

 

  • the current legal status of advance directives in Ireland

 

  • the current practice in Ireland when a patient lacks capacity to participate in healthcare decision-making

 

  • the Wardship system

 

  • recent developments, which will include awareness of the various recommendations made by the Law Reform Commission, The Irish Council for Bioethics and the Irish Medical Council.

 

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