Capacity for decision-making and guardianship: Strengthening your practice (a three-part series)

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Working with patients and clients who are ageing or who have co-morbid disabilities or illnesses can raise issues around capacity for decision-making, how to support them and when to refer to QCAT.

In 2020 changes to human rights and guardianship laws were introduced. Due to the COVID pandemic, many service providers did not have the opportunity to learn how to apply these in practice.  

To give front-line staff the knowledge and practical tools they need to do this well, QCOSS, together with Caxton Legal Centre is hosting a three-part series to learn from experts and one another. Across the series, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • human rights, older people and people with a disability 
  • supported decision making 
  • future planning and enduring documents 
  • assessing capacity for decision making

Q&A time with guest experts will provide industry understanding and practice support to guide effective application of this information in practice. 

The concepts addressed in this series are covered comprehensively through a free professional learning course developed by Caxton Legal Centre and Queensland Health. This course is available online

About the facilitator:
Tilé Imo is the senior lawyer in the Older Persons Advocacy and Legal Service (OPALS) - a health justice partnership between Metro South Health and Caxton Legal Centre Inc. An experienced lawyer, admitted in 2013 and working solely in the health justice space since 2019, Tile applies a deep understanding of human rights law in the context of decision-making and supporting patients/clients with complex legal, health and family relationship issues. Tile is one of Australia's leading health justice lawyers and was awarded the QLS Emerging Leader Award 2022. 

Tilé has been a solicitor in the Family, Domestic Violence and Elder Law Practice in Caxton since 2016. He contributes extensively to community education including training 1000s of health professionals on legal issues, participated in United Nations consultations regarding the human rights of older persons, and is the immediate past President of the Pasifika Lawyers Association of Queensland 

Note on CPD points for lawyers: This is not accredited by the Queensland Law Society Inc. However, under the Society’s CPD Rules, if this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and the practice of the law, then you should claim one unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. The annual requirement is ten (10) CPD units each year from 1 April to 31 March. 

Session One:
Date: Monday, 19 June 2023
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Session Two:
Date: Monday, 3 July 2023
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Session Three:
Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm


3 July 2023 - 11:30 am through 12:30 pm