Date: Thursday 29 August 2019
Time: 18.30 – 19.30 AWST
Suitable for: All Australian dental practitioners
Cost: Free for members
Have you ever worried whether a patient can truly understand the treatment options you are outlining? Has a patient seemed confused one day, but not the next? How can you assess whether they have understood your advice, and can they truly give valid consent to their treatment?
Join Mr Geoff Black, Partner at Wallmans Lawyers and Dr Annalene Weston, experienced Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia for this one-hour webcast.
Designed for all dental practitioners, this webcast will explore the issues surrounding an adult patient’s ability to consent to their dental treatment. You will learn who can give consent if a patient is unable to, and how to obtain it in practice.
Members will have an opportunity for questions, answers and advice following the webcast by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
By attending this webcast you will:
- understand ‘capacity’ and how to assess it
- learn more about ‘substitute decision makers’, understand the circumstances an adult could have one, and how this applies in practice
- understand the variance in the standard of consent across differing situations, and the consequences of not having valid consent in plac
Mr Geoff Black
Mr Geoff Black is a Partner at Wallmans Lawyers in Adelaide, and has been a key Panel Lawyer for Dental Protection for 20 years.
Geoff is an experienced and highly regarded medical defence lawyer, and has been featured in the Best Lawyers Australia list since its inception in 2008.
In 2012 and 2016, Geoff was named Lawyer of the Year (Adelaide) in the Health Law sector. He has also ranked on Doyles Guide as a Preeminent Medical Defence Lawyer for “consistently drawing praise of both clients and peers”.
Mr Black is joined by Dr Annalene Weston, experienced Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia.
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