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End of Life Law for Clinicians online modules accredited by RACGP

13/05/2019

The End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC) online training modules have received accreditation from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for the 2017-2019 triennium (Category 2).
 
GPs have a critical clinical role in end of life care, including undertaking Advance Care Planning and coordinating the care of patients at the end of life. They also play a significant legal role when providing this care, e.g. when assessing a patient’s capacity to make treatment decisions; determining who their substitute decision-maker is; or deciding whether to follow a patient’s Advance Care Directive.
 
The ELLC online modules aim to improve GPs' knowledge of end of life law; assist them to support patients (and patient's families) with end-of-life decision-making; and enhance their confidence to manage legal issues that arise in practice. Topics covered include capacity and consent to medical treatment, withholding and withdrawing treatment, Advance Care Directives, substitute decision-making, providing palliative medication, futile or non-beneficial treatment, emergency treatment, end-of-life decision-making for children, and managing disputes.
 
The modules may be completed at any time; however it is recommended completion occur within three months of registering. GPs can choose to complete any number of modules. A certificate of completion is available for each module. To enrol in the training visit the End of Life Law for Clinicians training portal.
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