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Voluntary assisted dying: What you need to know

July 21, 2023 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm ACST

How to Join

Please join the seminar by clicking on the link here: Webinar Link

About the Seminar

In Australia, Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws have been passed in all states. The laws came into operation in Victoria in July 2019, and by January 2024, VAD will be a legal option in all states. The ACT and NT have passed a bill, but no laws, as of yet. VAD may come up in various ways in psychological practice. Individuals who have terminal or life-limiting illnesses may ask about VAD. A psychologist may be asked by a doctor to offer their opinion on a client’s cognitive capacity or decision-making capacity in considering VAD as an end-of-life option. A friend or family member may have experienced a VAD death and are now seeking support. This webinar provides information about the eligibility and process involved in VAD to enable mental health professionals to respond appropriately and within legislative requirements, when the topic is raised in their clinical practice.

About the Presenter

Kristen Kappel is a clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of health care settings over the past 23 years, focused on chronic illness, pain, cancer care, end of life care and aged care. In her current role as a Care Navigator with the state-wide Voluntary Assisted Dying Navigator Service, Kristen works alongside a team of nurse practitioners to provide information and support to individuals and family members considering the option of Voluntary Assisted Dying, and to their health professionals.

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4:45 PM – 6:00 PM AEST



July 21, 2023
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm ACST
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Online, Online United States
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