End of Life Law for Clinicians

A training program to support clinical practice

End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC) is a free training program that seeks to improve clinicians’ knowledge and awareness of the law at end of life, and support their delivery of quality end of life and palliative care. ELLC is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. 

ELLC comprises 10 free online training modules on palliative and end-of-life law, and case-study based workshops. Topics covered include:

  • The role of law in end of life care
  • Capacity and consent to medical treatment
  • Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining medical treatment
  • Advance Care Planning and Advance Care Directives
  • Substitute decision-making for medical treatment 
  • Providing palliative medication
  • Children and end of life decision-making
  • Futile or non-beneficial treatment
  • Emergency treatment for adults
  • Managing conflict

New modules will be available from 2021. The training will also be expanded to include new resources for nurses and allied health professionals. 

ELLC is complimented by End of Life Law in Australia, a resource that provides accurate, relevant information for the community about the law at end of life in each State and Territory. 

To learn more download a free ELLC brochure (183kb pdf) or register at the End of Life Law for Clinicians training portal.

Page last updated 11 August 2020