End of Life Law for Clinicians

Topic

End of Life Law for Clinicians
 

Content

The online course comprises ten modules covering the following topics:
  1. The role of law in end of life care
  2. Capacity and consent to medical treatment
  3. Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining medical treatment
  4. Advance Care Planning and Advance Care Directives
  5. Substitute decision-making for medical treatment
  6. Providing palliative medication
  7. Children and end of life decision-making
  8. Futile or non-beneficial treatment
  9. Emergency treatment for adults
  10. Managing conflict.

Depth

Intermediate / Advanced

Target Audience

Medical specialists including GPs and trainee specialists involved in end-of-life decision making, junior medical practitioners in the hospital setting, medical degree students.

Authors

Queensland University of Technology; Professor Ben White , Professor Lindy Wilmott,  Professor Patsy Yates, Dr Shih-Ning Then

Comments

The course aims to address current gaps in clinicians’ knowledge of end of life law. Each training module takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.  Course content includes an overview of the law and its application to clinical practice, case studies, legal case examples, and self-assessment activities. The online training is complemented by the End of Life Law in Australia website.

Registration Required

Yes

Payment Required

No

Student Support

No

Certificate

Yes

Country of Origin

Australia

Web Address

https://palliativecareeducation​.com.au/course/index.php?categoryid=5

Page last updated 13 December 2018