A session delivered by Professor Colleen Cartwright, the Director Aged Care Services Unit Southern Cross University, who will talk about palliative care planning for people with a diagnosis of dementia with a particular focus for family carers.
Professor Colleen Cartwright has written two papers for Alzheimer’s Australia, the first explained the legal options that people can exercise now in respect of planning for the end of life. The second considers what additional options might become available in the future that people with dementia could access towards the end of their lives.
This session takes the view that the debate on euthanasia is clouded in confusion, particularly in relation to the terminology used. The intention is not to tell people what view they should take, but rather to explore issues for and against more active approaches to the end of life.
We are clear that the debate about end-of-life issues should not be one about states’ rights, but one by people about the lives of the people themselves.
This seminar is based on Professor Colleen Cartwright’s Planning for the End of Life for People with Dementia Alzheimer’s Australia’s discussion paper. In the paper Professor Cartwright explains different legal options for planning end of life care and why it is important for people to do so while they are still able to make sound decisions that will be respected.
This event is relevant for people with dementia, family members and carers.
10.00am - 10.10am Welcome & housekeeping
10.10am - 11.00am Professor Colleen Cartwright
11.00am – 11.45am Morning tea