Ansvar announce new Dignity of Risk forum for Aged Care providers
15 May 2019

As part of Ansvar’s commitment to providing leadership in the Aged Care sector, we are delighted to announce our Dignity of Risk forums, with the first forum launching in Sydney on Thursday the 23rd May. We are planning on rolling the forum out to each major city over the coming weeks with dates and venues yet to be decided.

The forum will be led by Anthony Black, Ansvar’s Senior Risk Consultant who has extensive experience in clinical governance and will be supported by our guest speaker Professor Joe Ibrahim, a Professor at Monash University and a practicing senior specialist in geriatric medicine with over 30 years of experience. Lyle Steffensen, Marsh Care Solutions National Practice Leader, will also be a key speaker discussing the concept of Dignity of Risk, its value to residents and embedding it in organisations culture.

Boards and Executive play important roles in leading Dignity of Risk, ensuring it is embedded in culture and it results in outcomes that lead to a fulfilling life for residents and we highly encourage Aged care Boards and Executives to attend. Watch our video to hear our forum key speakers discuss Dignity of Risk and give you a sense of the expert content that will be shared at our forum.

Aged Care organisations are expected to meet obligations to take a balanced approach to manage risk and respect consumer (resident) rights. If a consumer makes a choice that is possibly harmful to them then the organisation is expected to help the consumer understand the risk and how it could be managed. It is a concept enshrined in the Aged Care Act (1997) and in Aged Care Standards.

Dignity of Risk describes the right of all individuals to choose to take risks when engaging in life experiences. It is a concept that recognises that living a fulfilling existence comes with inherent risk, and that the practice of overly restricting an individual’s choices in order to eliminate risk may actually be detrimental to their wellbeing (Kurrle, 2014).

This forum explores Dignity of Risk; its purpose and value, organisational obligations to embed it in culture and care and the roles Boards and Executive teams should play in supporting and monitoring it. Attendees will also have a unique opportunity to view the award-winning Dignity of Risk animated movie, which Prof. Joe Ibrahim is the author and producer.

Forum Overview

Title: Balancing Dignity of Risk and Duty of Care
Expert Aged Care Speakers:
– Anthony Black, Senior Risk Consultant, Ansvar
– Prof. Joe Ibrahim Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit at the Dept of Forensic Medicine, Monash University
– Lyle Steffensen, National Practice Leader, Marsh Care Solutions
Who should attend: Brokers and Aged Care Directors and Executives
Date: Thursday 23rd May
Time: 5pm Registration for a 5:30pm Start – 7:30pm. Refreshments will be available after the forum.
Venue: Marsh Pty, One International Towers, Sydney, 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo, NSW 2000.

Register: Click HERE to register
Download: Forum information page available here


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