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Video: LIV CPD 2021 – Unpacking the Aged Care and Mental Health Royal Commissions – Law Week

Video: LIV CPD 2021 – Unpacking the Aged Care and Mental Health Royal Commissions – Law Week

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Recorded 20 May 2021 | Run Time: 53:51

This video looks at the common findings between the aged care and mental health royal commissions, and why the mental and aged care systems have continued to fail Victorians.

The panel unpacks the common themes and recommendations between the aged care and mental health royal commissions, including:

  • Lack of appropriate housing
  • Younger people in aged care
  • The future of the mental health system in Victoria
  • The future of aged care in Australia.

Further Details

  • Presenters

    Chair and Moderator: Associate Professor Sarah Holland-Batt GAICD SFHEA, Queensland University of Technology

    Associate professor Sarah Holland-Batt is a Prime Minister’s Literary Award-winning poet, editor and critic, and an aged care reform advocate seeking to achieve dignified and safe care for older Australians. She comments on aged care matters for outlets including the ABC's Q+A and 7.30, The Guardian, The Australian, and The Project, among others.

    Speaker 1: Dr Tricia Szirom, CEO, Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council

    Dr Tricia Szirom is the senior advisor to the Victoiran Mental Illness Awareness Council on the findings of the Royal Commission into the Mental Health System in Victoria. She has been both the chair and the CEO of VMIAC.

    Prior to her involvement at VMIAC Tricia was a senior public servant where she directed the Victorian Drug Strategy, conducted a major consulting company that undertook evaluations and strategic planning for both the state and federal governments and worked in cocmmunity services.

    She is a Churchill fellow and life member of the YWCA Australia and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

    Speaker 2: Professor Joseph Ibrahim, Professor of Forensic Medicine, Monash University

    Joseph Ibrahim is a medical specialist in geriatrics and an academic professor and head of the Health Law and Ageing Research Unit at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University. Joseph has over 30 years of clinical experience as a doctor in the public hospital system providing care for older people, he brings that knowledge and insights to research work. Joseph’s research team focuses on reducing harm to older persons from neglect, poor care and abuse as well as seeking to improve the quality of life for older people. Joseph has also been an expert witness for criminal and Coroners Court cases as well as the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

  • Professional Development

    The Law Institute of Victoria's professional development program does more than just satisfy your compliance requirements for the CPD year, it provides you with quality and contemporary learning opportunities and practical solutions that you can apply to improve outcomes for your clients and support your practice for years to come.

    Learn more:

    Compliance requirements

    Upcoming CPD schedule

    Additional recorded webinars, events, training and online videos