Take Charge: Autonomy in Older Age (Wheeler Centre) [Melbourne]
Tuesday July 3, 2018 - 6:15 PM
Level 2, The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3004
Free but please book - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirri Dangerfield & Linda D'Ornay
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About the Show
How do we ensure we get the health care we want, and deserve, in later life? What are the obstacles to providing individualised medical care for older Australians? How can medical practitioners and families navigate the fraught ethical questions around diminished capacity? How can elderly people take charge, and remain in control, of the crucial decisions that shape their days towards the end of their lives?
For this conversation, we’re bringing together local and international experts from across the fields of medicine, social work and palliative care for a clear-eyed discussion of advanced planning and autonomy in later life. US geriatrician and oncologist Supriya Mohile, social worker and writer Melanie Joosten and palliative care activist Molly Carlile will discuss senior activism, cultural differences and patient-centred medical approaches.
Join us for a frank and compassionate conversation about dignity and autonomy for older Australians.