'Protecting the rights, choices and freedoms of older people living in residential aged care facilities' Seminar

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‘Protecting the rights, choices and freedoms of older people living in residential aged care facilities’ Seminar

The United Nations General Assembly has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. This is one day in the year when the world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older people. An increasing number of activities and events are held across the globe on this day to raise awareness of elder abuse, and highlight ways to challenge such abuse.

Elder abuse affects at least 1-in- 20 older Australians. Abuse includes financial, psychological, physical and sexual abuse, and neglect and should include failure to respect the quality of life choices of older people. This important issue is receiving increasing attention especially in Residential Aged Care settings with the Australian Law Reform Commission report as well as the report into the scandal at Oakden.

Engaging frontline staff is important to recognize and prevent elder abuse. This requires a much better understanding of the core issues and the potential implications for practice. This seminar will present a range of information about the different aspects of elder abuse, the challenges, ethical and forensic aspects. This will enhance the aged care sector’s ability to develop innovative approaches to improving care that is designed to respect and enhance the interest of the older person.

Changing what we do to improve delivery of care for older people and enhancing the quality of life of residents requires both ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ approaches. The content of the seminar is suitable for every organisation be it an acute care hospitals or residential aged care services. It will enlighten board member, managers and health professionals. The range of speakers is rare to find in a one day seminar so do not miss out on this unique opportunity.

Date: Friday 15 June 2018
Time: 9:00am – 5:15pm. Registrations open at 8:30am.
Venue: State Library Victoria, Village Roadshow Theatrette, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

Download a PDF seminar flyer here

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Contact Name Melissa Gillespie
Contact Email crepatientsafety@monash.edu
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