Invitation: End of Life Law for Clinicians Webinar


Wednesday, 9th October 2019

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QLD: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

NSW, VIC, ACT & TAS: 7:30PM - 9:00 PM

SA: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

NT: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WA: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM



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End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC) is a free training program for clinicians and medical students about the law relating to end of life decision-making in Australia. Improving your knowledge of end of life law can enhance your capacity to manage legal issues relating to end of life decision-making, leading to improved quality of care and practice. 

This webinar is interactive and accessible across Australia. The webinar will involve discussion of Australian end of life law in the context of a clinical case study. Topics may include: 

  • Capacity and consent to medical treatment 
  • Withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining medical treatment 
  • Advance Care Directives 
  • Substitute decision-making 
  • Providing palliative medication 
  • Futile or non-beneficial treatment 
  • Emergency treatment for adults 

The workshop will be delivered by Professor Ben White and Associate Professor Shih-Ning Then, from the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology with clinical co-presenter Dr Peter Saul, senior specialist in intensive care, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. 

This webinar has been accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Additionally, CPD points may be claimed. Certificates of completion are available.

The Webinar is complemented by ELLC’s online training which comprises ten 15–30 minute training modules on end of life law. This training addresses the topics above, as well as the role of law in medical practice and children and end of life decision making. It is interactive and contains legal case studies, quizzes, and further readings. To register for the online training visit the ELLC Online Training Portal.

This online training is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.

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Professor Ben White

Ben White is a Professor in the Australian Centre for Health Law Research in the Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Ben graduated with first class Honours and a University Medal in Law from QUT and then completed a DPhil at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. His area of research focus is end-of-life decision-making and his work is interdisciplinary with publications in law, medicine, bioethics and social science journals. Ben was a foundation Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (2012-2018). He is currently undertaking a program of research examining law, policy and practice at the end-of-life through a series of Australian Research Council and NHMRC grants.

Associate Professor Shih-Ning Then

Shih-Ning Then is an Associate Professor in the School of Law and a member of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at the Queensland University of Technology. She teaches and researches in the area of health law and ethics and is a member of the End of Life Law for Clinicians team.  Her research interests include issues in healthcare faced by groups traditionally considered as vulnerable in society, including adults with decision-making difficulties and children.  Shih-Ning is currently a member of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Organ and Tissue Working Committee. Her current research includes an Australian Research Council funded project on effective support for decision-making by adults with cognitive impairment.