ADA Australia (ADA) and Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) are collaborating with the Office of Chief Psychiatry and Metro South Clinical Ethics Service to present a clinical forum focusing on the new Advance Health Directive for Mental Health (AHD-MH).
Clinicians and health professionals are invited to learn more about this new legal document, and how to encourage individuals with lived experience of mental illness to consider and complete the document.
Dr John Reilly, Chief Psychiatrist, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist, Queensland Health
John Reilly is Chief Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Officer at the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch of the Clinical Excellence Division, Queensland Health, with statutory responsibilities under the Mental Health Act as Chief Psychiatrist. From 2009-2017 he was Medical Director, Mental Health Service Group, Townsville Hospital and Health Service where his clinical work was in addiction, forensic and adult general psychiatry, including psychotherapy, personality disorder, early psychosis and ECT. He has particular interests in substance use disorders co-occurring with other mental health disorders and in clinical governance. He currently chairs the RANZCP Subcommittee for Advanced Training in Addiction Psychiatry and was involved in creation of the Queensland Branch Committee of the Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry.
Ivan Frkovic, Commissioner,
|Mary Burgess, Public Advocate|
Dr Paul Pun will present a case scenario to illustrate how a clinician may illustrate to an individual experiencing mental health concerns how an AHD-MH document may be completed. The purpose is to focus on their application in practice, improve clinician knowledge. Improving the knowledge of clinicians aims to ensure the less restrictive way is considered, and people are given the opportunity to have a say in their healthcare to help support their recovery journey.
Registration is free and includes a light morning tea.