A free national training program for clinicians and medical students to learn about end of life law in Australia was launched in January 2019. End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC) aims to support clinicians with this legal knowledge and caring for patients at the end of life.
The program, funded by the Australian Department of Health under its National Palliative Care Projects initiative, comprises online training modules and national workshops which clarify the law that applies to end of life decision-making.
End of Life Law in Australia provides accurate and practical information to assist you to navigate the challenging legal issues that can arise with the end of life decision-making. It is a broad introduction to end of life laws in each Australian State and Territory to help you know the law, and your rights and duties.
End of Life Law in Australia is hosted by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Australia’s largest health law research group, as part of the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology
19OPCC are delighted to welcome the Australian Centre for Health Law Research & Queensland University of Technology onboard to host a pre-conference workshop on End of Life Law for Clinicians, taking place on Tuesday 10 September 2019 from 1pm – 4.30pm.
The End of Life Law for Clinicians course has 10 30-minute online modules on capacity and consent to medical treatment, withholding and withdrawing treatment, Advance Care Directives, substitute decision-making, palliative medication, futile or non-beneficial treatment, emergency treatment, end-of-life decision-making for children, and managing disputes.
From early 2019, 22 training workshops across Australia will be delivered in addition to the online training.