The new Advance Care Directives Act 2013 (SA) and changes to the Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 came into effect on 1 July 2014.
Together, these changes pave the way for a rights-based, person-centred approach to health care.
Key changes to the new legislation (in addition to the new Advance Care Directive) will also include:
- Changes to the Consent Act (consent for persons with impaired decision-making capacity – no longer about mental incapacity)
- Changes to the care of the dying and end-of-life decisions (e.g. medical practitioners and those under their supervision, no longer being obligated to provide futile treatment in the last phase of life, and being obligated to withdraw life-sustaining treatment at the direction of a Substitute Decision-Maker/person responsible)
- New mediation process by the Office of the Public Advocate
- and much more . . .
Delivered in clear and concise language, this workshop should prove to be of great benefit to anyone working in the aged care industry, and especially those workers at Cert III level and above.
To be presented by Sandra L Bradley, RN, MSc Research, FACN PhD Candidate, Flinders University and Heather Paterson, B Adult Education, Senior Lecturer/Coordinator: Aged Care/Nursing Pathways Community Services and Health, TAFE SA.
DATE: Thursday, 21 August 2014
TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: 94 Henley Beach Road, Mile End (Hall at Rear)
Please RSVP, as light refreshments will be provided.