Welcome to our CDoCUK Learning Resource for Allied Health Professionals

This free resource is for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) working with patients in a vegetative state (VS) or minimally conscious state (MCS) following severe brain injury.

The resource is useful for a wide range of healthcare professionals wanting to engage more with issues around diagnosis, AHP interventions, family experiences treatment decisions, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, best interests, complex ethical dilemmas and end of life decisions.

The module involves a combination of factual information, interactive tasks, self-assessment tests and reflective exercises. You will have the opportunity to see/hear short clips from filmed interviews with AHPs, researchers and family members of patients in VS/MCS. Other learning materials include art, poetry and shadow puppetry!

The module includes lots of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. You will find specifically marked areas or tasks throughout the module to draw your attention to ways in which you could use working through the resource as various evidence for your CPD.

This resource has been made by experienced researchers, clinicians and lecturers.  You will be introduced to the resource makers in the resource itself.

To get started – click HERE