HORSHAM - Voluntary Assisted Dying in Victoria - Will you be ready? Tuesday 4 June

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017) will take effect in Victoria from 19 June 2019. Patients in Victoria with advanced, progressive incurable illness, who meet strict criteria, will be able to request Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD). Regardless of one's personal views about VAD, it will be a legally available option for some patients near the end of life.General Practitioners will almost certainly have patients asking about this option and so will need to have in place an effective way of responding to such enquiries.
This education session will present the major features of the legislation and it's likely implications for GPs in their day to day work. 

Topics will:
Provide information on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017) that will take effect in Victoria from 19 June 2019
• Discuss criteria for patients in Victoria with advanced, progressive incurable illness
• Discuss the major features of the legislation

Speaker:
Dr Greg Mewett, MBBS, FRACGP, DRCOG, Postgrad Dip Pall Med, FAChPM, Palliative Care Physician

Member of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Implementation Taskforce apointed by the state Minister of Health and DHHS to oversee the introduction of the VAD legislation in Victoria.

Open to:
• All Specialists, GPs & GP Registrars
• Practice Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
• Practice Managers & Practice staff
• All Allied Health Professionals & Medical Students

This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI& CPD Program in the 2017 -19 triennium 3 Category Two points.

ACCRM points have been applied for

RSVP: Tuesday 28 May

For further information contact Vernetta Taylor (03) 4310 5112

Event Properties

Event Date 6:30 pm, 04/06/2019
Event End Date 8:30 pm, 04/06/2019
Cut off date 5:00 pm, 28/05/2019
Location
Glen Logan Restaurant
37 Dooen Rd, Horsham VIC 3400, Australia
Glen Logan Restaurant
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