approaching the end of life
Conversations about approaching the end of life can sometimes be very sensitive and confronting for people. There have also been some recent changes to the law in Victoria around Voluntary Assisted Dying. Although thinking about these topics can be challenging, we know there are many unanswered questions for people, and information can be extremely helpful in navigating this time.
The Unicorn Foundation are hosting a webinar for people who would like to know more about their options as they consider their own situation. The webinar will feature Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Michael Collins, and Voluntary Assisted Dying Navigator Susan Jury, who will provide an overview of palliative care, as well as provide information about the new legislation in Victoria. There will be an opportunity for questions to be answered and discussion.
This webinar will be filmed, and a link made available on request. Although you are welcome to attend from any location, the discussions around the processes related to Voluntary Assisted Dying will relate only to those from Victoria, Australia.
Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm (AEDT)
Cost : Free
Please register online and an email will be sent closer to the date with details on how to login to the webinar. Please take care to enter your correct email address during registration as this will ensure you receive the login details.
If you have a specific question, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the webinar and we will endeavour to get it answered.
Susan Jury – Voluntary Assisted Dying Navigator MPH, Grad Cert eHealthcare, USRN, NZRCpN
Susan is one of the two state-wide voluntary assisted dying care navigators – providing practical support to individuals and families, community, clinicians and health services in accessing, or implementing access to, voluntary assisted dying. Susan has a diverse project management and clinical nursing background in Australia, Hong Kong, China and New Zealand.
Michael Collins – Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Michael Collins graduated from Port Pirie Hospital in South Australia. Later attained graduate certificates in mental health, oncology and palliative care nursing, graduate diploma in oncology nursing and a Master Degree in Nursing Leadership. Following senior nursing roles oncology and palliative care settings was appointed Palliative Care Nurse Consultant at Peter Mac in 2006, then as a Nurse Practitioner in 2012. Currently leads the Palliative Care Rapid Response Clinic at Peter Mac.