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Capacity and decision making in dementia: a case-based approach for GPs

May 27, 2021
National Webinar


One of the most challenging aspects of caring for a person living with dementia is guiding them and their family and carers through issues brought on by diminishing capacity.

This interactive webinar will offer a clear approach for GPs and other health practitioners when faced with questions regarding capacity of their patients.

    Our GP presenters will:
  • explain the differences between decision-making ability, capacity and competency in relation to people living with dementia
  • apply a structured approach when assessing whether a person living with dementia has capacity for specific tasks
  • clarify the duty of care in relation to confidentiality for your patients living with dementia

Continuing Professional Education

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to participants

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Dr Hilton Koppe

MBBS MFM FRACGP Lead Educator, DTA GP Education Team

Hilton combines his clinical role with working with the University of Tasmania’s Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre and with DTA to develop and deliver innovative education programs to assist with the recognition, diagnosis and management of dementia in the general practice setting.

Dr Marita Long
Dr Marita Long

MBBS (Hons); B.Med Sci.; FRACGP; DCH; Cert S; RH Educator, DTA GP Education team

Marita has worked in a diverse range of general practice settings. Additionally, she has been a medical educator for General Practice Training Tasmania, Eastern Victorian General Practice Training, the University of Tasmania/Wicking Dementia Education and Research Centre, and Dementia Training Australia.

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Dr Sara Bird

MBBS, MFM(clin), FRACGP Executive Manager, Professional Services MDA National

Sara trained and worked as a GP before commencing work as a medico-legal adviser and claims manager in 1998. She has a particular interest in clinical risk management. Sara assists MDA National Members and their staff with medico-legal enquiries, complaints, investigations and medical negligence claims.

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