Advance Care Planning including a Legal Perspective

Event Date: Thursday 4 April, 2019
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost:$95 (inc GST)
Target Audience:Primary Health, Doctors, Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals working with patients, including those with a life limiting illness
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at
Contact Details:Phone Palliative and Supportive Care Education (PaSCE) on 9382 9300 or email


With the recent emergence in End of Life Care discussions in the community, this experiential workshop has been developed to help you understand the current legislations and implications on your practice around caring for a patient who has a life limiting illness, for when they lose their decision-making capacity. In addition to a panel section held during the day, there will be case studies. 

“Advance Care Planning (ACP) helps people to plan and prepare in advance for any decisions that need to be made. It encompasses communication issues, health system and medico legal considerations relating to care planning processes and documentation (such as the completion of Advance Directives) in advanced disease.”

Learning areas

  • Advance Care Planning 
  • Advance Health Directive
  • Substitute Decision Making
  • Enduring Power of Guardianship
  • Common vs Statuary Law and the Health Professional
  • Paediatric
  • Women's Health
  • Wills

Presented by

Meredith Blake is an Associate Professor and the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Australia. Meredith’s research interests include Criminal Law and Health Law

Other invited representatives from specialist areas including the WA Cancer & Palliative Care Network and Office of the Public Advocate, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Quality of Care Collaborative Australia (QuoCCA), Public Trustee

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see the Advance Care Planning including a Legal Perspective flyer (521kb). Complete registration online at

Enquiries: please email or phone 9382 9300.

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