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Dignity of Risk


June 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Other Time Zones:
1:00pm – 3:00pm (NSW, ACT, Tas, Vic, QLD)
12:30pm – 2:30pm (SA, NT)
11:00am – 1:00pm (WA)
$250.00 – $280.00
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Fleur graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1995 with a Bachelor of Nursing and has worked across the acute and aged care sector in Tasmania and overseas. In 2002, Fleur graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Laws and was admitted to Legal Practice as a qualified Legal Practitioner. She is currently admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the High Court of Australia. For 18 years combining both her legal and clinical knowledge Fleur has provided advice to health care providers in both the aged care sector and the acute care sector. Fleur has worked as a consultant in Melbourne with a firm specialising in health law, for 11 years as the in house Medico-Legal Advisor at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Manager of Legal Services. Fleur has worked for 7 years as a Consultant with MDA National Australia providing medico-legal and risk management education to members across Australia and is a regular presenter with the College of Surgeons and ANZCA. Fleur has provided advice on a number of clinical reviews. She has participated as a member of clinical review committees, safety and quality committees and as a long- standing member of the Ethics Committee for the Tasmanian Health Service. Fleur currently works in private practice and is the senior lawyer responsible for managing the professional negligence claims made against the legal profession in Tasmania. Fleur also has a role in providing advice to the Legal Profession on emerging risks. This includes lecturing on risk management at the University of Tasmania Legal Professional Practice Course. Fleur continues to provide advice and education to private health care providers.

June 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$250.00 – $280.00
Due to unforeseen circumstance this session has been cancelled
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 For decades aged care service providers and their staff have had the terminology “Duty of Care” drummed into them about the best way to protect older people in our care.Fast forward to July 2019 and all of a sudden we’re thrown a curve ball and its name is “Dignity of Risk”…add that to consumer choice and control, a Royal Commission, a new quality framework and a COVID-19 pandemic… is it any wonder the lines have been blurred for frontline staff, service managers and policy makers in aged care organisations about how to support dignity of risk and choice for older people.Join us for this interactive 2 hour on-line session which will clarify and explore the concept with real case studies. Learning Outcomes:
  • Defining Dignity of Risk and Duty of Care in layman’s terms
  • Investigating dignity of risk versus negligence and legal definitions
  • Notions of dignity and self-determination
  • Understanding that dignity of risk is about improving quality of life and is a basic human right
  • What is reasonable risk and how is it applied in everyday practice?
  • How to remove or reduce risk and focus on dignity
  • Understanding dignity of risk for older people with cognitive impairment
  • Dignity of risk and providing palliative care
  • Challenging conversations with well-meaning loved ones.
  • Unpacking some decision-making tools and resources to assist with dignity of risk conversations and support planning
 Target Audience:  Policy makers, Service Managers and Frontline staff