Family Dynamics Affecting Discharge

This micro skills course enables learners to determine factors affecting inpatient discharge with particular reference to the patients home situation and involvement of relatives. It also considers patient autonomy and best interests as perceived by the patient, their relatives and the medical team.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Take a focused social history including family details, designated next of kin and social circumstances
  3. Identify and discuss financial, physical and emotional barriers to discharge
  4. Analyse concepts of patient autonomy, capacity and best interests
  5. Identify and describe services available to facilitate discharge and support patients and their families

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.