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Dignity of Risk


August 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$145 – $165
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Katie Brown
Trainer Short Bio
SOLD OUT! Katie has worked in the aged care sector for the last eight years in senior management roles in both workforce development and community service management. Most recently having worked for a large not for profit provider on the Sunshine Coast she managed three residential care services, a retirement village, rehabilitation clinic and home care service and led submissions to the Royal Commission for the organisation in 2019 before joining ACSA. Katie became passionate about palliative care whilst nursing her father through the end of his life and has been a staunch advocate for her 97-year-old Nanna who lives with her mum on the Sunshine Coast and receives home care services. Katie’s experiences as both a service manager and a consumer of services drive a passion to support services to focus on the customer experience through an amazing workforce. Katie’s first career and love were teaching and prior to working solely in the aged care sector, she spent eighteen years in the classroom including eleven years in the Vocational Education and Training sector focussed on health and community services working for TAFE Queensland, Aged Care Queensland and the Health and Community Services Industry Council.

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$145 – $165


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


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Out of stock!Dignity of Risk : ACSA Member (Incl GST)$145.00
Out of stock!Dignity of Risk : Non Member (Incl GST)$165.00