Summary

The 2017 Victorian Advance Care Planning Forum featured a series of workshops and presentations, focusing on Victorian advance care planning initiatives and the implementation of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016. The forum was facilitated by a range of consumer, legal, medical and health experts.

Clinical implications, including persons lacking capacity for ACP

This presentation discusses the clinical implications of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act and the organisational changes health services will need to consider prior to it coming into effect on 12 March 2018. This presentation also discusses the clinical implications the Act will have when treating people without decision making capacity.

Presented by Dr Barbara Hayes, Clinical Lead - Advance Care Planning at Northern Health

Watch Clinical implications, including persons lacking capacity for ACP presentation (includes transcript). [23:45]

Drafting and Interpreting Advance Care Directives

This presentation provides a series of scenarios discussing how a person's advance care directive should be interpreted in certain circumstances.

Presented by Claire McNamara, Senior Legal Officer at the Office of the Public Advocate

Watch Drafting and Interpreting Advance Care Directives presentation (including transcripts) [50:56]

Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 - an introduction

This presentation provides an overview of the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016, including information related to values directives, instructional directives, appointing a medical treatment decision maker, appointing a support person and the new legal obligations introduced by the Act.

Presented by Dr John Chesterman, Manager of Policy and Education at the Office of the Public Advocate

Watch Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 - an introduction presentation (includes transcript). [26:09]

'My family and my doctor will know what to do'

This presentation discusses the results of a survey asking people about their end of life care preferences. The survey gave respondents a hypothetical situation in which there was a 70% chance of death, a 25% chance of a poor outcome and a 5% chance of death, before asking them how certain they were about wanting treatment.

Presented by Dr Charlie Corke, Intensive Care Specialist at Barwon Health.

Watch 'My family and my doctor will know what to do' presentation (includes transcript). [20:54]

Obligations of Witnesses - Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016

This presentation discusses the role of witnesses in relation to creating an advance care directive (for both adults and children) and appointing a medical treatment decision maker or support person. The presentation provides scenarios where the role of a witness may be unclear or complex.

Presented by Claire McNamara, Senior Legal Officer at the Office of the Public Advocate; Dr Barbara Hayes, Clinical Lead - Advance Care Planning at Northern Health; and Sonia Gardiner, Senior Medical Treatment Decision Maker at the Office of the Public Advocate.

Watch Obligations of Witnesses - Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 presentation (includes transcription) [51:51]

Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 - Paediatric context: Advance directives for young people

This presentation discusses what the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 provides for people under 18 in paediatric or adult settings, including when advance care planning for young people can be helpful and the challenges for implementation.

Presented by Associate Professor Jenny Hynson, Victorian Paediatric Palliative Care Program at the Royal Children's Hospital; and Professor Lynn Gillam, Children's Bioethics Centre at the Royal Children's Hospital.

Watch Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 - Paediatric context: Advance directives for young people presentation (includes transcript). [22:03]

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Presentations
Date Published
02 Feb 2018
Size
6 documents, various sizes
Available format
ppt, pptx