01 May 2018
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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Event location
Bundoora Extended Care Centre
1231 Plenty Road
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Professional development points
GPS, nurses and other health professionals are invited to register for the Advance Care Planning one day workshop. This one day workshop focuses on the key elements of advance care planning including: ACP in 3-steps - A Appoint an Agent. C Chat and Communicate. P Put it on Paper.
Changes to Medical decision-making laws Medical decision-making laws will change on 12 March 2018 when the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (the Act) starts.
Changes include:
  • In the event of a patient not having decision making capacity, Medical practitioners will be obliged to make reasonable efforts to locate an Advance Care Directive (ACD) & the patients’ Medical Treatment Decision Maker (MTDM)
  • Patients will be able to refuse treatment for conditions they do not currently have

Learning outcomes

This workshop is suitable for those health professionals who want to know:
  • What advance care planning is about.
  • How to introduce the subject to other people.
  • How to assist people with advance care planning decisions.
  • How to complete the advance care planning documents.
  • Information about the Medical Treatment Planning & Decisions Act 2016 which commenced 12 March 2018

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