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? Join us for a workshop examining some of the key issues.

Presentations included: 

  • The management of elderly frail patients at the end of life
    Professor Ken Hillman, Professor of Intensive Care, Liverpool Hospital and University of NSW
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  • "What Will Become of Me?"
    Danny Vadasz, Health Issues Centre
    View this presentation
    Link to second video
  • End of life legislation harmonisation
    Georgie Haysom, Head of Advocacy, Avant Mutual Group
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  • Tools for recognising and diagnosing end of life
    Dr Neil Widdicombe, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospitals and University of Queensland School of Medicine
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  • Integration of advance care planning documents in My Health Record
    Clinical Professor Meredith Makeham, Chief Medical Adviser, Australian Digital Health Agency
  • Update on Australian Government initiatives
    Annie Dullow, Cancer and Palliative Care Branch, Department of Health
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The full agenda from the event is available here.