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Examining Restrictive Practices through the Human Rights Lens

This half day training will assist staff to identify restrictions in a person’s care, in order to examine whether the care is the ‘least restrictive’ possible in line with the European Convention on Human Rights, the United Nations Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities and the Irish Constitution. It is underpinned by the HIQA Guidance for Restrictive Practices in Designated Centres for Older People and Disabilities 2023.

9:30am - 1:30pm
1/2 day
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About this course

Traditionally, Restrictive Practices education has been provided in a facts-based format, going through the physical, mechanical, chemical (psychotropic), physiological and psychosocial elements and discussing how to reduce them where possible in line with Department of Health - Towards a Restraint Free Environment (2011) policy.

Service users and older people have their human rights protected under the conventions and legislation, it is therefore also important healthcare workers understand the human rights aspect and how to work through ethical dilemmas in care using human rights principles e.g. HIQA Fairness, Respect, Equality, Dignity and Autonomy. Restrictive Practices include ‘rights restrictions.

Course Syllabus

The session will fully explore human rights for all individuals as expressed in the UNCHR, the Irish Constitution and the UNCRPD.

There will be discussion on how rights are protected through various legislative frameworks followed by case scenarios where attendees work ethically through each.

‘Positive risk taking’ and residents / service users rights to make what may be deemed an ‘unwise choice’ will also be included.

Available Dates

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25/10/2024 09:30 - 13:30

Zoom Online €195.00 12

Meet the trainer – Florence Horsman Hogan


Florence has dual nursing qualifications (RSCN / RGN). She has an MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law (hons) and MSc in Nursing (Advanced Leadership) from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. She also...

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