Assisted Decision-Making Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the frequently asked questions on the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015.

E-Learning Programme  

The programme Supporting Decision-Making in Health and Social Care launched on the 7th April 2022 This suite of e-learning modules focused on the principles of supported decision-making and model key communication skills, strategies, and tools. 

This programme, designed for all staff in health and social care who work with adults, is part of HSE preparation for commencement of Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. Modules are available on HSEland

Read more about the e-Learning programmes

Documents and Articles

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act: Personal and Professional Reflections – A Collection of Essays

On Wednesday 3rd November 2021, the HSE National Office of Human Rights and Equality Policy in conjunction with the Decision Support Service and the School of Law, University College Cork launched a book titled 'The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015: Personal and Professional Reflections'.

Presentations & Recordings 

HIQA Resources:

 Decision Support Service Resources:

Sage Advocacy Resources:

Useful Websites 

United Kingdom:

Other resources:

AHD resources:

Decision Support Service- Advance Healthcare Directive

Citizens Information – Advance Healthcare Directives

Other useful resources

Irish Hospice Foundation – Advance Care Planning

Wards of Court Resources

Court Service – Adult Wardship

Court Service – Wards of Court – The Decision Support Service

Decision Support Service – Wards of Court

Inclusion Ireland – Easy Read Guide on Wards of Court

Citizens Information – Ward of Court

Inclusion Ireland – Assisted Decision Making

Department of Justice – Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland – Planning for the future (for persons with dementia)

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland – Planning for the future (for families and carers)

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