End of Life Law for Clinicians
The online course comprises ten modules covering the following topics:
- 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.
Intermediate / Advanced
Medical specialists including GPs and trainee specialists involved in end-of-life decision making, junior medical practitioners in the hospital setting, medical degree students.
Queensland University of Technology; Professor Ben White , Professor Lindy Wilmott, Professor Patsy Yates, Dr Shih-Ning Then
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.
Country of Origin
Page last updated 13 December 2018