Anna Gauci, Manager Information Support NSW Office of the Public Guardian, NSW Department of Justice will provide advices on the following topics.
- Substitute decision maker: Their obligations and what to do if they are not acting in a client's best interests;
- Capacity & Consent: How to assist someone who's decision making capacity is changing or being questioned;
- The role and limitations: Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) and Advanced Health Directive (AHD) documents and how they relate to everyday decisions; and
- Legal and ethical considerations: Guardianship and administration system and how it relates within the aged care facility: DON or representative role.
For our new graduates/less experienced or newly appointed managers we are often asked how the guardianship board and administrative system operates - it processes - this could be almost a session on its own.