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Brisbane – Future Challenges in Palliative Care

Future Challenges in Palliative Care
May 23th 2017, Victoria Park Golf Complex – Garden Marquee, Brisbane 
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St Vincent’s Private Hospital is hosting a complimentary breakfast forum: ‘Future Challenges in Palliative Care.

Who is invited?

General Practitioner Specialists, Palliative Medicine Specialists, Emergency Department Specialists, Oncologists, Geriatricians, ICU Specialists, Allied Health Professionals, Clinical / Aged and Acute Care Nurses, Counsellors, Pastoral and Spiritual Carers, Students and Educators.


  • Update on new medications in Palliative Care
  • Medicinal cannabis – does it have a role in Palliative Care; Australian legal framework
  • Assisted dying – the legal landscpe and proposed legislation in Australia; what will happen to Palliative Care if assisted dying is legalised
  • Living alone, Dying alone – social isolation; loneliness
  • How we can help people die in their place of choice
  • Oncological treatments – where does Palliative Care fit
  • Advance Care Planning – Advanced Health Directives; Statement of Choices; legal and practical application


Associate Professor Dr Phillip Good is the Medical Director of Palliative Care at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Brisbane and a Senior Specialist at Mater Health Services. He is also an Associate Professor at Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland. As well as an active clinical practice he is involved in research on clinical therapeutics in palliative care, qualitative research on patient and carer experience, and the experience of CALD communities in palliative care.

Professor Ben White is a Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His area of research focus is the law, policy and practice of end of life decision-making. Ben graduated with a University Medal in Law from QUT and won a Rhodes Scholarship to complete a DPhil at Oxford University. He has worked as an associate at the Supreme Court, at Legal Aid Queensland and as the full-time Commissioner of the Queensland Law Reform Commission. He has undertaken a series of Australian Research Council funded studies examining law at the end of life and is an editor of the text ‘Health Law in Australia’.

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