Date
02 Apr 2019
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Cost
Free
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Event location
Chirnsides by the River - Werribee Football Club
Chirnside Park, 150-226 Watton Street
WERRIBEE VIC 3018
Australia
Available to
Practice Nurses
Practice Managers
General Practitioners
Allied Health Practitioners
Professional development points
4
Do you know what support your patients need when accessing end of life care?
90% of Australians would prefer to receive end of life care and to die at home surrounded by their family and friends. However, only a  small number of people do so. To improve end of life care, it is important to understand what support, care and choices people want and what they value. 

On 29 November 2017, the Victorian Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017.  From 19 June 2019, Victorians at the end of life, who are suffering and who meet strict eligibility criteria will be able to request access to voluntary assisted dying. 

This informative session will provide a practical update on  Advance Care Planning, Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying.

Guest Speaker 
Dr Jo Ann Silva, GP Liason, Western Health

Venue
Chirnsides by the River

Schedule 
Registration: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM 
Program: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss Advance Care Planning with patients and their carers/families confidently and clearly 
  • Source Advance Care Directives documentation 
  • Develop an approach to referring patients to Palliative Care services 
  • Respond to requests from patients for information about, or access to Voluntary Assisted Dying 

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