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Webinar: Contemplating and communicating your future healthcare wishes

Monday 20 April, 2015

Date:  Monday 20 April 2015
Time: 6 - 7pm
Location: Your computer

In partnership with Cancer Council Victoria's Cancer Information and Support Service, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer hosted a webinar on advance care planning for people affected by cancer and their carers. Dr Deborah Lawson from the McCabe Centre presented information relating to:

  • the importance of advance care planning;
  • the ways in which the law facilitates advance care planning; and
  • how to appoint an agent and record wishes to inform future health care and treatment.

The presentation was followed by a panel discussion facilitated by McCabe Centre's Sondra Davoren and featuring palliative care physician Dr Jennifer Weil, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and Clinical Nurse Specialist Clem Byard, 13 11 20, Cancer Information and Support line, Cancer Council Victoria 

A PDF of the slides and Q&A discussion is available via this link.

The McCabe Centre and Cancer Council Victoria's Cancer Information and Support Service will host a second webinar in the coming months to support health professionals to discuss and implement advance care planning with their patients. Email wendy.mcmillan@cancervic.org.au to be added to the invitation list.