“Powerful” Dignity of Risk forums announced nationwide
15 Jul 2019

Following on from recent success in Sydney, Ansvar is delighted to announce nationwide Dignity of Risk forums that will take place in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth throughout July and August.

The forums will be led by Anthony Black, Ansvar’s Senior Risk Consultant who has extensive experience in clinical governance. Anthony will be joined by Professor Joe Ibrahim, a Professor at Monash University and one of Australia’s leading specialists in geriatric medicine who is frequently called on in public hearings to give expert aged care advice. Each forum will feature a speaker from our supporters that will provide insights from an insurance and legal perspective.

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.

“People in leadership need to understand that dignity of risk is part of culture. I challenge you to start conversations about ‘what is your role?’” Anthony Black told the Sydney Dignity of Risk audience.

Professor Ibrahim was equally blunt. “You can’t manage risk if you don’t know what’s going on. If you don’t do anything, the risk will remain hidden until something goes wrong.”

To make their point, the panel screens Professor Ibrahim’s award-winning short film ‘Dignity of Risk’ featuring an encounter between ‘Prof. Joe’ and a patient, Mr Jones, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia, that raises questions about protecting Mr Jones from harm versus intruding on his quality of life.

To conclude the forum, the speakers are joined together to take questions from the audience covering issues such as how to manage the potential impact of trauma on staff when residents are given the right to choose – issues that will surely come up as the new Aged Care Standards has come into force since 1 July.

Sydney Attendees Feedback

– “I think it was very productive and so many caring people that just want to make things better for our aging community. I felt very privileged to be invited.”
– “It was an excellent format with engaging and passionate speakers, very thought provoking.”
– “Powerful presentations that lead to good questions”

Details on each forum can be found below:

City Date Time Venue Register
Brisbane Wednesday 24 July 5pm-8pm MinterEllison, Waterfront Place, Eagle Street, Registrations closed- event has taken place
Melbourne Thursday 1 August 5pm-8pm Marsh, 727 Collins Street Registrations closed- event has taken place
Adelaide Wednesday 14 August 5pm-8pm Aon, 91 King William Street Registrations closed- event has taken place
Perth Friday 23 August 1pm-4pm Jackson McDonald, 225 St Georges Terrace Registrations closed- event has taken place