Advanced Care Directives
Online webinar in conjunction with Maurice Blackburn (map)
Thu 22nd Oct 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm (1 hour)
Join our October webinar series focusing on issues relevant to people with Young Onset Parkinson's. This week we discuss advanced care directives.
Preparing an Advance Care Directive is a process based on conversations. There are many questions and discussion which will commonly be had with your family, your support network and your clinicians.
Part of this process can include preparing legal documents to record your wishes and instructions.
This session will cover the legal requirements for Advance Care Directives (which supplements your Medical Treatment Decision Maker document) and will also focus on the types of conversations to have as you work through this process.
Laura Evans-McKendry is a highly experienced Senior Associate who specialises in all aspects of Wills and Estate Planning, including drafting of Wills and Powers of Attorneys, and challenging a Will. She is based in Maurice Blackburn’s Melbourne office, and provides legal services and representation to clients throughout Victoria.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of Laws (applied Law) majoring in Estate Planning and Wills and Estates.
Victor McConvey has been a Nurse for 30 years and has worked in the area of Neurology for the past 20 years. He is currently employed as the Clinical Nurse Consultant and Health Team Manager at Parkinson’s Victoria. In this role he works across the State, educating health care professionals about Parkinson's and working with people with Parkinson's on managing symptoms and improving self management.
Victor is currently the chair of the International Movement Disorder Society's Taskforce on Palliative care and leads the Society's Health Care Professionals section. Victor is also a member of Clinical Advisory team of PD PAL, a trans- European study developing new standards of Palliative care in Parkinson’s.
This webinar, hosted by Parkinson's Victoria, is one of a series being held in October. Learn more about the other events in this series.