Join us for a presentation by the ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS) on how supported decision making can enable active participation of people with a disability or mental ill health with their healthcare decisions.
As well as being an information session, ADACAS wants to hear from carers about their experiences supporting healthcare decisions for the person for whom you care.
Topics to be discussed will include:
- What is supported decision making?
- Why do you need to know about supported decision making?
- What is your role in supported decision making?
- Supported decision making enabling healthcare.
This information session and discussion is part of the Respect Know Act (RKA) Project created by ADACAS. The RKA project is working to achieve better outcomes in the ACT health sector through better supported healthcare decisions. RKA will embed supported decision making (SDM) as a strategy to ensure people have the support they need to engage in their health care decisions and to benefit from services in the same way as all other people.
This session is relevant for all carers interested, in particular those who care for people with an intellectual impairment, dementia, mental ill health or an acquired brain injury.