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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)133
Published28 January 2018
Expires28 January 2020
Review Due14 October 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

All competent adults have a right to decide what medical treatment they would refuse if they lose capacity to make decisions in the future. This Course looks at the increasing trend to have future refusals of treatment recorded in legally binding documents known as Advance Care Directives (ACDs).

Learning Outcomes

  • State the purpose of an Advance Care Directive
  • Identify the legal requirements of a valid Advance Care Directive
  • Describe common dilemmas associated with refusal of treatment instructions

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

Portrait of Linda Starr
Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr is a general and mental health qualified nurse, lawyer, and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution, which was the subject of her PhD. Linda is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, the director on the Board of Directors at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, and is the founding president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.

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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)133
Published28 January 2018
Expires28 January 2020
Review Due14 October 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Ethics
Legal
Aged Care
Palliative Care
Documentation
Disclaimer

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Learner Reviews

4.5

133 Total Rating(s)

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Lucy Soto
30 Jun 2019

informative

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Stephanie Dawn Nantes Calva
21 Jun 2019

Its a good learning, specially for me who is just starting my career as a nurse in Australia.

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Anne Lenert
07 Jun 2019

Very informative. It would be great if there were individual ones done for each state and territory. Whilst it is great to have this overview, and it was well presented, there is a lot of information that is irrelevant to nurses not working in all the areas covered. This makes it harder to remember what legislation covers which area.

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Faye hawkins
05 Jun 2019

great thanks

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Kerry Lowing
31 May 2019

Very informative.

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Marian Greenshields
31 May 2019

Excellent lecture

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Julie clutterbuck
30 May 2019

Excellent.

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evan ubels
30 May 2019

An interesting explanation of the history and emergent need for HCDs in the context of self-determination of one's own health care and the legal issues surrounding their application.

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Shanti Maharjan
30 May 2019

Very necessary and interesting topic.

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Genevieve Lee French
30 May 2019

Really enjoyed this topic Great educator