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Clients with or at risk of dementia are often vulnerable to elder abuse. This self-paced short course will equip you with strategies to prevent it, with an emphasis on financial exploitation in power of attorney and asset for care arrangements.
You’ll explore how and why people with dementia become vulnerable to abuse, as well as developments in legislation and legal service models that respond to this growing problem.
This short course is part of a training series that develops lawyers’ knowledge and skills as ‘dementia-capable’ practitioners, with a focus on the following attributes: knowledge, professionalism, legal rights and risks and capacity. Other courses in the series include Understanding Dementia: Facts and Foundations (on-demand) and Planning Ahead: Focus on Advance Care Planning (on-demand).
This on-demand short course will enable participants to:
Full price: $360 (GST-free)*
*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.
Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.
Participants access this course via UTS’ user-friendly online learning management system, Canvas. The course content is presented in engaging and interactive ways. Throughout the course participants will:
This self-paced course is designed to take participants approximately 2 hours to complete, however you may choose to spend more time exploring suggested readings and resources in compiling your ‘Dementia-Capable Toolkit’.
This short course will equip participants to:
Participants in this course access materials via the Canvas learning management system (LMS) and will require:
Discounts are available for this course as follows:
Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price.
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This short course has been designed for lawyers working in a variety of legal disciplines, including (but not limited to):
Nola Ries, BA (Hons), JD, MPA, LLM, PhD (Behavioural Science), is an expert in law, health and ageing and a member of the UTS Law|Health|Justice Research Centre. She is qualified as a lawyer in Australia and Canada and is an experienced educator and researcher in the fields of Elder Law and Health Law. Nola has designed and delivered numerous university and continuing professional education courses for legal and health professionals.
Nola leads practice-relevant education and research on elder abuse, advance planning for incapacity, and the rights of people with dementia. She has a strong focus on community engagement and interprofessional collaboration to improve justice and health outcomes for older people. She is a prolific author of over 80 academic journal articles and book chapters. Nola serves on committees of the Australian Association of Gerontology and the National Health and Medical Research Council.
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