“Advance Decisions ?…? What does it mean for treating / supporting your brain injured client”

We are pleased to announce out latest event :

“Advance Decisions ?…? What does it mean for treating / supporting your brain injured client”

Tuesday 20thNovember 2018 at 2.00 pm to book your place please email: events@abifnorthants.com


The seminar will cover the following topics:
  • What is an Advance Decision and how to make one
  • What are Advance Statements and Lasting Power of Attorney and how they can complement Advance Decisions (and might sometimes be a better – or only possible – option)
  • The legal standing of Advance Statements, Advance Decisions and Lasting Power of Attorney
  • How to support people in making Advance Decisions (and Advance Statements and LPAs)
  • What to do if you are handed a purported Advance Decision by someone (a) in advance of them losing capacity; and (b) on behalf of someone who has already lost capacity.
  • How to know if an Advance Decision is valid and applicable
  • Ethical dilemmas associated with Advance Decisions (e.g. when you don’t think the advance decision is in the person’s best interests; when family members disagree with the decisions the person has made; when you have conscientious objections to the course of action required by the Advance Decision; when the person making the advance decision expresses an intention to kill themselves and is refusing, in advance, medical intervention designed to ‘rescue’ them)
The seminar will be taught by:
Professor Sue Wilkinson (University of York) and Professor Celia Kitzinger (Cardiff University) who have carried out a great deal of research into end of life decision making and frequently run workshops for members of the public and provide teaching and learning opportunities for a wide range of professionals.  They also jointly run the charity Advance Decisions Assistance (ADAssistance.org.uk) and have personally supported around 300 people to write Advance Decisions.  Celia is also co-Director of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre at Cardiff University (cdoc.org.uk).  They can be contacted via: kitzingercelia@gmail.com

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