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01 May 18

Common ethical dilemmas at the end of life


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Australia and New Zealand will see a significant increase in the number of people aged over 65. In Australia, approximately three quarters of people aged 65 uses an aged care service in the last 12 months of life making palliative and end of life care core business for aged care services. Increasingly older people receiving services
have complex health care needs and a large proportion have cognitive impairment or dementia. Health professionals working in aged care frequently confront ethical dilemmas. In this exciting session you will learn more about:

  • The law relating to withholding or withdrawing treatment for older people at the end of life
  • Clinical decision making around nutrition, hydration and de-prescribing for older people at the end of life
  • Requests to withhold information to older people with a life limiting illness

By attending this webinar you will:

  • Learn from internationally recognised end of life experts about common ethical dilemmas you may face in your day to day practice.
  • Understand the legal issues, which govern clinical care around treatment options at the end of life.
  • Learn how to manage decision making around nutrition, hydration and deprescribing at the end of life.
  • Consider the complexity around disclosure and truth telling in the context of end of life care.

Our Experts

Associate Professor Nola Ries

Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney

Nola has expertise in health law and policy, with a particular focus on: law, ageing and health; legal aspects of health system reform; governance of health research; regulation of health practitioners; public health law; and health technology regulation. A cross-disciplinary researcher, Nola applies empirical methods to investigate intersecting health and legal problems. Her research is reform-oriented and aims to build an evidence base to inform better law, policy and practice. She has a keen interest in interprofessional collaboration, including health-justice partnerships, to improve access to justice and health outcomes through integrated service provision.

Professor Meera Agar

IMPACCT, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney

Meera is a palliative medicine physician, with a particular interest in the supportive care needs of people suffering from advanced illness on the brain. Meera leads a clinical research portfolio at UTS, including clinical trials and health service evaluation. She led a world-first clinical trial of antipsychotics in delirium and is leading a NSW Government-funded trial of the use of medicinal cannabis for the terminally ill. A Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Fellow of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine and clinician scientist, she holds a Master in Palliative Care. She is President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine.

Associate Professor Michal Boyd

Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, School of Nursing, The University of Auckland

The New Zealand-based American is a gerontology nurse practitioner and researcher at the School of Nursing and Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Auckland.
She has been a provider, leader and researcher of care management for older people since the early 1990’s. Dr Boyd is considered a leader in the research of innovative healthcare for older people. She developed the Residential Aged Care Integration Programme at Waitemata District Health Board (DHB), is co-editor of the Care Home Handbook, and a practising health care provider.

Webinar moderated by Lara McIntyre

Orana Centre Residential Manager
Member of the PCNA Aged Care Specialist Interest Group

Lara has been a RN for more than 28 years and has worked across multiple sectors in clinical, research, education & management roles. At present Lara is an operational aged care manager with a passion for palliative care and advanced care planning. Lara has always strived to deliver care in a framework of safety, quality and dignity. And to ensure her practice is relevant, Lara has committed to lifelong learning and along with her undergraduate qualifications, Lara also holds a graduate diploma in applied epidemiology and research, and masters’ degrees in public health, health administration and palliative care. Lara believes it is important to contribute where able and as such Lara is involved with local and national groups related to palliative care and ageing and shares her learnings through presentations and publications.

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TIME: 12:00 - 1:00pm AEST

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Event Date & Time: Tuesday, 1st May 2018, 12pm - 1.00pm AEST

Event Location: WEBINAR, National

Registrations Open: 13th Apr 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 1st May 18 11:00 AM

Places Available: 32

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AAG Members: FREE
NZAG Members: FREE
PCNA Members: FREE
Non-Members: $50.00

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