Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

This micro skills course will look at how equitable health care might be available for all, focussing specifically on the challenges faced by vulnerable adults. The micro skills course will look at the ethical concept of best interests and provide guidance for its use in clinical practice when providing healthcare to vulnerable adults.

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. Identify how best to ensure equitable health care is available to all
    Outline the key ethical features of a rights-based argument
  3. Outline the key aspects of the Human Rights Act relating to medical practice
  4. Describe why vulnerable adults should be entitled to best possible health care
  5. Identify situations in which adults may be vulnerable
  6. Explain the challenges to patient-centred care when treating vulnerable adults
  7. Modify management plans of patients lacking mental capacity to ensure their best interests
  8. Identify the ethical issues raised in trying to determine €˜best interests€™

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.