Training

Experts from the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre can provide full day or half-day training in:

  • Prolonged disorders of consciousness: legal and ethical issues
  • Family experience and practitioner-family communication
  • The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Best Interests Decision-making
  • Advance Decisions, LPAs and Welfare Deputies
  • The Role of Allied Health Professionals – the challenges of the vegetative and minimally conscious state (physios, SLTs, OTs)
  • The Role of Psychologists - End of life care and decision-making
  • Continuing and withdrawing life extending treatment – the legal framework in practice in England and Wales

We provide training to a wide range of health care professionals (from critical care to neurorehab) and have conducted sessions for the Court of Protection Practitioners Association, psychologists working with older people and/or in end of life care, IMCAs, case managers, clinical ethicists, and with multi-disciplinary teams in hospitals, rehab centres and care homes both in the UK and internationally 

As well as delivering face-to-face training we've developed an online learning resource for pre-registration allied health care professionals. This is currently being used at Cardiff University for inter professional education & we're developing an AHP professionals version of the resource which will be launched by the end of 2017. Get in touch with us if you would like to know more.

For further information about training contact kitzingerj@cardiff.ac.uk