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New Territories: End of Life Care in the ACT

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

The ACT is currently examining law and clinical practice in the ACT for death and dying. This is a challenging area for practitioners and policy makers with competing ethical principles and strong emotions for all involved.

Palliative Care ACT and ANZAPPL ACT invite you to join us for a full day workshop with Australian experts in the intersecting areas of Law, Mental Health and Palliative Care to examine the key issues for the ACT moving forward. We encourage you to contribute to the conversation about legal and clinical practice in the ACT. Through these workshops convenors will collate key thematic issues for three focussed streams; The Law, Mental Health and Palliative Care Practice.

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Dr Wendy Bonython, Health Research Institute, University of Canberra
  • Dr David Kissane, Professor of Psychiatry, Monash Health
  • Dr Danielle Ko, Lawyer, GP, Clinical & Engagement Lead, Quality & Patient Safety, Austin Health
  • Prof Paul Komesaroff (MC), Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University

Workshop Schedule: In the morning we will hear from our three invited experts to present their views on the contemporary Legal, Mental Health and Palliative Care practice in the light of current policy and public debate about voluntary euthanasia. Professor Komesaroff will convene our morning session highlighting overlapping challenges and ethical considerations across the intersecting professional fields. After lunch participants will be invited to join in one of three concurrent breakout workshops with our three invited experts joining special guest contributors from the ACT.

Who should attend: Mental health, legal and palliative care personnel who have been involved in considering the implications of assisted dying in the ACT.

More details to follow shortly.  Download the event flyer.

When: Saturday 15 September 2018. Registration from 9am (9:30am start), concludes at 3:30pm

Where: Crawford School of Public Policy, JG Crawford Building, ANU, 132 Lennox Crossing, Acton, ACT

Cost: $55.00

Please register online here.

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September 15, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm




Australian National University
Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
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