Nursing and Midwifery Day One: Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
3:00 PM Lessons Learned in the Palliative Care Agency’s Implementation of Voluntary Assisted Dying Across their Network
Palliative Care South East supports voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in Victoria. Since its legalisation of on 17 June 2018, they have normalised the practice and are continuing to roll out VAD across their agency.
Learn how they:
- Support staff through ongoing wellbeing checks and training and development to help them implement VAD, which is inherently challenging (both morally and ethically)
- Enable the culture shift while ensuring clients’ needs and expectations stay at the forefront of everything that they do
- Meet community expectations around VAD, support clients who aren’t eligible, employ trained GPs who are appropriately skilled to support clients through the process and provide ongoing grievance support for families