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Voluntary Assisted Dying and the Emerging Social Work Role Conference
We are pleased to announce that Oncology Social Work Australia and New Zealand and Palliative Care Social Work Australia have collaborated to organise this one day on-line conference on the topic of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) and the Emerging Social Work role.
The conference is for all Social Workers and Social Work students. It is not just for those who work in palliative care specialty areas as experience demonstrates that all Social Workers who work with people who have a life-limiting illness or disability need to know how to engage with requests for VAD in their practice contexts. We need to proactively prepare for this rather than waiting until we are approached.
This conference is the beginning of a conversation across Social Workers, whether in Australia or New Zealand, so no prior knowledge of VAD is required; just an interest in learning about it and having time to reflect and explore your practice thoughts about it.
We look forward to having you attend this conference on Wednesday 20 October 2021. Please see the conference program attached. Given the on-line nature of the conference, times provided in the program will need to be reviewed in terms of your local time zone difference, remembering that Daylight Saving comes into force in Eastern Australia in September. To assist you, the starting times are as follows:
11:30 am New Zealand
9:30am ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC
9:00am South Australia
8:00am Northern Territory
6:30am Western Australia
The link to registration is in the program as well as here.
If you do register, please ensure you schedule the starting time relevant to your location in your calendar as the variation in start times does not appear on the program.
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