End-of-life care - the next steps

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Venue: Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street
Date: 22 May 2017 12:30pm to 22 May 2017 05:00pm

The discussion about End of Life care is gaining momentum in Australia and in National Palliative Care Week the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research will bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and consumers for a workshop that will build on the policy issues brief ‘Improving end-of-life care in Australia’ published by the Deeble Institute and previous events convened in 2015 and 2016.

The Deeble Institute is now preparing to advance this work to answer the question: what policy and practice change is needed to improve end-of-life care in Australia?

Presentations will include: 

  • The management of eldery frail patients at the end of life
    Professor Ken Hillman, Professor of Intensive Care, Liverpool Hospital and University of NSW
  • End of life legislation harmonisation
    Georgie Haysom, Head of Advocacy, Avant Mutual Group
  • Tools for recognising and diagnosing end of life
    Dr Neil Widdicombe, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospitals and University of Queensland School of Medicine

More presentations to be announced shortly.

The End-of-life care: the next steps workshop will be followed by the AHHA Council Dinner and the Deeble Instiute Think Tank on hospital avoidance and prevention. Discounted pricing is available for those who wish to attend all three events. To take advantage of this, please register at: https://ahha.asn.au/events/22-23-may-events-end-life-workshop-ahha-dinner-and-deeble-think-tank

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