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End of Life Law for Clinicians online modules accredited by RACGP


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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