Elder Law, Ethics & Healthcare Conference

Navigating the legal, ethical & practical challenges in providing optimal healthcare for our ageing population

6 - 7 Mar 2018Te Wharewaka Tapere, Wellington
Event Details

The Elder Law, Ethics & Healthcare Conference provides legal updates and professional insights relevant to those working in all areas of elder healthcare. This year marks the 10th edition of this popular annual event. As well as covering all the key medico legal topics it will bring awareness to some broader ethical and practical issues pertinent to elder care professionals facing a growing ageing population. Attendees will gain the latest legal knowledge and have the chance to hear from elder care specialists from around New Zealand, making this a comprehensive event for all those who aim to play a part in providing optimal healthcare for our elderly.

Gain insights into the complex legal, ethical and practical challenges affecting clinical decisions and outcomes for patients in elder care including:

  • Concerns and priorities for a growing ageing population
  • The introduction of a PPPR Toolkit
  • Legal issues in end of life care
  • Mental capacity law and how it can be best applied
  • Recognising & acting on cases of elder abuse; legal and social perspectives
  • Improved well-being initiatives for elderly with disabilities
  • Investigating a new palliative outcomes initiative
  • Sexual relationships; Rights vs. protection for vulnerable older people
  • Highlighting ACC issues for older claimants
  • Practical insights for performing capacity assessments
  • Addressing pay equity issues in the elder sector
  • Issues around Welfare Guardianship in New Zealand

Panel sessions:

Panel 1: A discussion on the available and future skills and knowledge capability and any gap in capacity, faced with an ageing population

Panel 2: Addressing legal and clinical end of life issue

Featuring insights from:

  • Age Concern
  • Northland DHB
  • Buddle Findlay
  • Claro
  • Health & Disability Commission
  • Hospice South Auckland
  • Counties Manukau DHB / Middlemore Hospital
  • Vida Law
  • University of Otago, Wellington
  • Buchanan Gray Lawyers & Mediators
  • Capital & Coast DHB / Wellington Hospital
  • Schmidt & Peart Law Ltd
  • Creative Abilities
  • Retirement Villages Association
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