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Understanding Decision Making Training

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Guardianship and administration matters can be complicated. You may be asked to provide support for a person to make a decision, or to work with their decision maker. This often requires a solid understanding of Supported Decision making, Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) documents, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) orders and working with decision makers.

ADA Australia offers individual and group based training sessions on “Understanding Decision Making” to help people understand the intricacies of guardianship and administration issues.

Our courses are designed to increase knowledge, build understanding and provide an informative overview of guardianship and administration matters. Previous participants have praised our training approach and course content for its relevance to workers in the aged care, disability, mental health, nursing, allied health, residential care and community sectors. Training typically address issues related to:

  • Supported decision making and Substitute decision making, particularly for health matters
  • How to access support when a person’s decision making capacity is impaired or questioned, and when decision makers are not acting in a client’s best interest
  • Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) and Advanced Health Directive (AHD) documents, their powers,  limits and how they relate to everyday decisions
  • The roles of the statutory agencies: Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), Office of the Public Guardian and the Public Trustee.

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of guardianship and administration matters. It is best suited to workers who support people with questionable, impaired capacity.

The key concept of capacity is addressed and how it relates to decision-making in aged care, disability, mental illness, and health. It is delivered in an interactive way, facilitating applied knowledge to common work practices and real life scenarios. Topics include:

  • Exploring capacity and consent
  • Understanding supported and substituted decision making for health, finance and personal matters
  • Understanding Advance Health Directives
  • Understanding Enduring Powers of Attorney; their role and the limits of their power
  • Applying substituted decision making, guardianship and administration in real-life scenarios
  • Understanding the role of the Public Trustee, Public Guardian, QCAT and tribunal hearings.

This training provides workers with a crucial understanding of legal and ethical considerations to best support clients whose decision making capacity is substituted, diminished, or being questioned. It equips workers with the skills to ensure the rights of their clients are upheld and their choices protected. The course also covers how to make informed professional decisions and safeguard the client’s rights and organisations through improved practice.

Independent evaluations of this workshop revealed more than 95 per cent of participants found the information very useful to their daily practice, and that participants were more confident in their work roles following the training.

Workshops run from 9.00am to 3.30pm with Morning Tea and Lunch Provided.

The costs of the workshop is $165 (gst inc.) per person.

Training options for the individual

Understanding Decision Making Workshop for Staff (6.5 hours)

This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of guardianship and administration matters. It is best suited to workers who support people with questionable, impaired or substituted decision making capacity. The course covers capacity impairments that may be related to ageing, disability, mental illness, disease or injury, and is delivered in an interactive way, facilitating applied knowledge to common work practices and real life scenarios. Topics include:

  • Exploring capacity and consent
  • Understanding substituted decision making for health, finance and personal matters
  • Understanding Advance Health Directives
  • Understanding Enduring Powers of Attorney; their role and the limits of their power
  • Concepts of paternalism, de-institutionalisation, human rights and supported decision making
  • Applying substituted decision making, guardianship and administration in real-life scenarios
  • Understanding the role of the Public Trustee, Public Guardian, QCAT and tribunal hearings.

This training provides workers with a crucial understanding of legal and ethical considerations to best support clients whose decision making capacity is substituted, diminished, or being questioned. It equips workers with the skills to ensure the rights of their clients are upheld and their choices protected. The course also covers how to make informed professional decisions, maintain appropriate boundaries with interested parties, and protect clients and organisations through improved practice.

Independent evaluations of this workshop revealed more than 95 per cent of participants found the information very useful to their daily practice, and that participants were more confident in their work roles following the training.

ADA Australia conducts training courses for individuals across Queensland.

Training options for groups – In-House delivery

Understanding Decision Making Workshop for staff (4 and 6.5 hour options)

Our individual Decision Making training workshop can also be delivered in-house, upon request. We find staff often attend this training day as an individual, realise the benefits to their professional practice, then recommend their colleagues complete the training as well.

ADA Australia tailors content to suit your organisation’s specific requirements and has experience delivering these sessions to workers in the aged care, disability, social work, mental health, nursing, allied health, residential care and community sectors. Please contact us for pricing and information.

 

ADA Australia offers a free guardianship advocacy service. For more information, go to Human Rights Advocacy.

A range of guardianship resources and links are also available on our Decision Making Resources.

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