Patients Education Seminar

The Australian Patients Association in conjunction with Adviceline Injury Lawyers will be holding a series of free seminars on medical/legal/patients’ rights issues throughout 2017.

We commend these informative lectures, which are being presented free of charge. Students welcome.

Venue: Level 8, 555 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Time: 5:30 PM –6:30 PM

Upcoming Seminars

Thursday 21 June: The patient complaints process

This session offers an overview of the possible outcomes of different types of complaints, being direct to hospital, Health Services Commissioner, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), and Common Law claims.

Thursday 13 September: What are my patients’ rights? Access to information and medical practitioner behaviour guidelines

In this session, we will discuss access to patient health records, the expectations of all registered medical practitioners, and a patient’s right to choose their own medical professional.

Thursday 22 November: Informed consent: patient questions and the requirement to inform

This session offers an overview of medical and legal jargon, a medical professional’s legal requirement to warn patients of dangers and risks associated with a course of treatment, and the importance of patient’s asking questions and understanding the answers.

Previous Sessions

THURSDAY 12 OCTOBER :

Informed consent: patient questions and the requirement to inform·

Understanding medical and legal jargon

  • A medical professional’s legal requirement to warn patients of dangers and risks associated with a course of treatment
  • The importance of patient’s asking questions about their concerns and risks, and understanding the answers

THURSDAY 10 AUGUST:

What are my patients’ rights? 

·        Good Medical Practice: the expectations of all registered medical practitioners

·         A patient’s right to choose their own medical professional

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THURSDAY 16 MARCH:  

Introduction to patient advocacy and compensable injuries

  • The advisory role of an advocate: the types of information that legal representatives will request from an advocate
  • Compensable injuries: medical negligence,  work-related injuries, traffic accidents and public liability.  What patients need to know early in their treatment

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THURSDAY 15 JUNE:

The patient complaints process ·

·         Possible outcomes of different types of complaints

·         Direct to hospital   Health Services Commissioner   Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)   Common Law claim

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About Adviceline Injury Lawyers

Adviceline Injury Lawyers has been assisting injured Victorians for more than 40 years.

They are leading personal injury practice with a passion for helping clients access the compensation they need to get their lives back on track.

Anyone who is injured or unwell can call their free ‘Adviceline’ telephone service on 03 9321 9988 and speak directly to an expert lawyer about their rights and possible entitlements.

To allow all community members equal access to justice,  Adviceline Injury Lawyers’ service is provided ‘No Win, No Fee’.

By |2018-10-02T09:14:05+00:00December 1st, 2017|
Australian Patients Association