Archive for May 2022


The Office of the Public Advocate: Powers of Attorneys and Understanding Consent and Capacity May 27

The Office of the Public Advocate: Powers of Attorneys and Understanding Consent and Capacity

Friday 27 May, 4:45-6:00pm (Melbourne/Sydney Time)

Are you working confused about power of attorney and guardianship issues? This webinar is an introduction to such issues and will describe the function of the Office of the Public Advocate (OPA). It will explain topics such as enduring power of attorney (EPOA), Medical Treatment Decision Maker, Guardianship and Administration. Katie will define these terms and explain how to set up such functions. Katie will also clarify how consent and capacity are defined and assessed.

See below for the registration link

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PEPA Victoria Palliative Approach Workshop–ONLINE July 13

Date: Wednesday 13thJuly 2022Time: 8.30 –4.30pm

Aim:Acquire knowledge, skills and confidence in providing palliative care for people with a life-limiting illness, and their families.

Target audience:Health care professionals with limited or no palliative care experience.


  1. Principles of palliative care
  2. CommunicationProviding careAdvance care planning
  3. End-of-life care
  4. Ethical issues in palliative care
  5. Caring for yourself

Facilitator:Tracey Mander-Tracey Mander manages the Victorian PEPA program for the Centre for Palliative Care. Tracey’s background is nursing, and she brings over 20 years’ experience from haematology, oncology and palliative care. Over her career Tracey has held clinical, management, government, policy and project roles in acute and community health in Victoria and South Australia.

Location:This event will be hosted viaZOOM. A Zoom meeting invite and workshop materials will be emailed to you prior to the workshop, after registration has been confirmed.


  • Is there a cost? No, all sessions are free.
  • Who can attend? All health professionals are invited to attend.
  • Does this workshop count toward CPD points?Yes
  • Do I have to attend all sessions to get a certificate? Yes


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Hot Topic Webinar May 2022 – Advance Care Planning: Is it worth doing?

Advance Care Planning has come under the spotlight in recent months with publications in medical journals describing Advance Care Planning as not worthwhile and not achieving what it aims to do.

Other authors have refuted this and provided evidence for its benefit. Where does the truth lie? Do the criticisms have merit? Do those who support Advance Care Planning have valid arguments?

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Centre for Palliative Care

Tuesday, 17th September 2019           

Michael Chamberlin Lecture Theatre,

Aikenhead Wing Building, Building E 

St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne  

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria

5:00PM – 6:00 PM                                                                       


Please stay for networking and drinks after the presentation.  

Contact Information:

P: (03) 9416 0000


So now you are dead, what are your options?

Nari Seminar March 19th

March 19th 2020

9am – 4pm

National Ageing Research Institute

34 – 54 Poplar Road (Via Gate 4) Parkville 3052

Falls are a leading cause of injury-related death and hospitalisation in older people. As people get older, particularly those living in residential aged care, they are more susceptible to falling over and losing their balance.

At this one-day evidence-based workshop you will learn:

Ø  to identify the nature and impact of the problem of falls in older people living in residential aged care

Ø  about risk factors and how they impact on falls

Ø  about the issues related to falls for people who live in residential aged care

Ø  about interventions that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls

Ø  how evidence can be applied in residential aged care

Ø  how others have dealt with challenging residents


This workshop will give you the opportunity to refresh and expand your knowledge, share your experiences in falls prevention, and will provide you with the latest evidence to help you improve the care you deliver to your residents.

Who should attend:

Ø  Residential aged care workers

Ø  Allied health, nursing, clinical and medical staff



Ø  Cost $465 (including GST) per person

Ø  10% discount for early bird registrations before 14th February 2020