End of Life Issues and Decision Making

The ACT Government invites you to have your say on End of Life Issues and Decision Making in a Community Engagement Forum, which will be held at University House, ANU on Saturday 4 May 2013, between 0930 and 1630.

Please join 100 Canberrans at a forum to discuss end of life and decision making issues. In the morning, hear five local and national high profile speakers address what happens in intensive care, legal, ethical and consumer issues and the impact on health finances of end of life care.

Have your say in the afternoon in a highly interactive discussion session where you will be able to consider and debate a series of questions surrounding end of life health care.

  •  Would you like to have a say in decisions about your personal future health care?
  • Do you know how to make your wishes about future health care known (especially for a time when you may no longer be capable of making your own decisions, as 40% of people are not)?
  • Are you living with or caring for a family member with a chronic disease or a life limiting illness?
  • Do you work in palliative, aged care, general practice or a hospital?
  • How can we design systems that respect and know your wishes?

The Local Hospital Network Council, in conjunction with ACT Health Directorate, is calling on the people of Canberra to provide input to identify ways to improve the system for everyone.

We are expecting this forum to be over subscribed. If you would like to attend, please email lhncouncil@act.gov.au or post your details to LHN Council Secretariat, Executive Coordination Unit, ACT Health Directorate, GPO Box 825, Canberra City ACT 2601. Please include your name, contact details and a brief summary (of only 50 words) stating why you would be interested in attending. Please respond by 27 March 2013.

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