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End of Life Law for Clinicians
Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology
Virtual - ongoing course
Intensive care specialists have critical clinical and legal roles in decision-making with patients (and their families) at the end of life. The End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC) course comprises 13 free interactive online modules (30 - 90 minutes duration, a total of 11 hours) on key aspects of end of life law encountered in clinical practice.
The role of law in clinical practice
Capacity and consent to medical treatment
Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment
Advance Care Directives
Legal protection for administering pain and symptom relief
Children and end of life decision-making
Futile or non-beneficial treatment
Voluntary assisted dying
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and end of life law
Inclusive end of life decision-making for diverse populations.
The modules aim to improve specialists’ and trainee specialists’ knowledge of end of life law; assist them to support patients (and patient's families) with end-of-life decision-making; and enhance their confidence to manage legal issues that arise in practice. The modules may be completed at any time; however it is recommended completion occur within 3 months of registering. Practitioners can choose to complete any number of modules. A certificate of completion is available for each module for claiming CPD points.
Explain when the legal framework in your State or Territory permits withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from a person with or without capacity.
Recognise when a person will have impaired capacity for end of life decision-making, and when consent to treatment must be sought from a substitute decision-maker.
Determine whether a person's Advance Care Directive is legally valid and must be followed.
Identify who may act as a substitute decision-maker for a person who has lost capacity, and the types of decisions they can make.
Explain when provision of medication for pain and symptom relief will be lawful, and the doctrine of double effect.
ELLC is funded by the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care as a National Palliative Care Project. It is administered by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Faculty of Business and Law, and the Faculty of Health, QUT.
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