Presented by the team from Dignity of Risk Australia this educational workshop will be run by experienced leaders in the field of aged care, dignity of risk principles, law and policy.
Professor Joseph Ibrahim
MBBS PhD FAFPHM FRACP
Joseph is Head, of an active research unit into health, law and ageing located at a Group of Eight University and the editor-in-chief of the RAC Communiqué.
Joseph has extensive clinical experience and continues an active role as a practicing Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine and is the Clinical Director of a Subacute Services at a regional health service. Joseph is producer, co-writer and narrator of three short films about ethical issues in persons with dementia and ageing including “Not for resuscitation and dementia” (2015), “Driving and Dementia” (2013), and now “Dignity of Risk”.
Maree began her career as a registered nurse and went on to a long career in leadership of the aged care sector. Maree has always sought to challenge the status quo and inspire others in the pursuit of excellence in the care of older people.
Maree successfully led a strategic and visionary safety and quality strategy that focused on the development and implementation of robust systems for strengthening clinical governance using effective risk management and performance improvement strategies. Outcomes of the strategy have been recognised both nationally and internationally. Maree was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to residential aged care standards and improved quality of life for older persons in Victoria in the 2017 Australian Day Honours.