This webinar will introduce the recommended procedure for Victorian ICUs and clinicians to follow when treating patients who lack decision-making capacity.
You can view the recommended procedure here
Following requests from clinicians across Victoria, this procedure was developed by the Critical Care Clinical Network to clarify expectations of intensive care units and critical care health professionals under the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016.
This work was undertaken by a multidisciplinary group of Victorian ICU clinicians and stakeholders including A Prof Corke and Dr Modra. The Office of the Public Advocate and the Department of Health and Human Services also contributed to this work.
A/Prof Charlie Corke, Barwon Health
A/Prof Coke is one of Australia’s Australia‘s leading Intensive Care Specialists. He is a past President of the College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand and undertook medical training at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London. A/Prof Corke trained initially as a physician and then as an anaesthesist before commencing a career in intensive care. Charlie is regional clinical lead for the Advance Care Planning program and is the originator of the MyValues approach to advance care planning. He is vice chairman of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board.
Dr Lucy Modra, Austin Health
Dr Modra is an intensivist at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. She has a longstanding interest in the bioethics, completing her BMedSci thesis on informed consent and a Graduate Diploma of Philosophy. She chairs the Women in Intensive Care Medicine Network (WIN-ANZICS committee) and sits on the Death and Organ Donation committee.