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Our Enduring Commitment to End of Life Care: One Year On

Symposium 12 February 2021

Registrations are open for our on-line symposium Our Enduring Commitment to End of Life Care: One Year On. All CHA members are invited to attend.

Through the symposium we will explore our experience with our response to Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) legislation in Victoria now that we have had one year of working with it. The primary document, Our Enduring Commitment to End of Life Care, frames the experience of patient and resident care, our formation and training experience for staff and, allows us a perspective through which to view future challenges and opportunities the introduction of Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation presents for Catholic health and aged care.

The symposium will have three parts. Each will commence with a reflection from presenters. This will be followed by opportunities to discuss the presentations in zoom rooms. The day will conclude with questions and responses. We commence at 11am Eastern Daylight Savings Time and conclude at 3pm. Once you have registered you will be sent the zoom link a day before the symposium.

The presenters come from a variety of CHA members and include clinical perspectives, ethics and formation perspectives and executive leadership perspectives.

I  The patient experience

Fran Gore – Mercy Health

Natasha Michaels – Cabrini Health

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II The formation and training experience

Emma Patterson – Cabrini Health

Dan Fleming – Saint Vincent’s Health Australia


III Future Challenges

Aged Care CEO

Sonya Smart, Villa Maria Catholic Homes

Health CEO

Toby Hall, St Vincent’s Health Australia


Natasha Michaels – Cabrini


Marcelle Mogg – Saint John of God Health Care


Questions from participants to our presenters.

Concluding remarks

Pat Garcia, CEO Catholic Health Australia

Victoria has one year of experience with VAD, WA is about to commence their VAD experience and in other States and Territories legislation is being considered or there are calls for the introduction of VAD. This symposium will be of interest to all CHA members.

Please register by February 1 to Deborah Reynolds This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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