NSW - Connect:ED Webinar - Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws in NSW- implications for Social Work
|Date:||Wednesday 27th July 2022 AEST|
|CPD Category:||Category 3: Professional Identity-Attending an AASW Event|
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Voluntary Assisted Dying Laws in NSW- implications for Social Work
Expertise in end of life conversations is a crucial social work skill in many domains of clinical practice.
With the imminent implementation of Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation in NSW, this webinar will
focus on the ethical and access issues for individuals who seek to avail themselves of medication to
end their lives and will address the social work role in this emerging space.
It is important for social workers to be across the details of the legislation and to navigate the
decision-making process for patients and their families. Advocacy and negotiation skills will be
required to address potential barriers such as access to information, service provider reluctance and
family conflict. As with all social work practice the emphasis is on empowerment and self-
determination, putting aside personal attitudes and beliefs.
Presenter: Kim Hobbs has a long career as a practitioner and researcher in oncology and palliative care social
work at the Westmead Centre for Gynaecological Cancer in Sydney. She has had the privilege of
supporting many women and families as they negotiate the multitude of challenges imposed by the
diagnosis and treatment of life-limiting illnesses, including end of life conversations.
Date: Wednesday 27th July 2022
Time: 12noon (AEST)
This AASW NSW Connect:ED webinar is part of a series helping Social Workers to connect with new ideas and reflect on their own practice. We focus on bringing everyday social workers to talk about their practice, ideas and experiences of social work. Webinars are 30 minutes (including short Q&A) and where agreed with the presenter, will be recorded for those who cannot participate in real time.
Registrations are open to everyone nationally.