Seminar one will focus on the fundamental decisions regarding risk, burden and benefits of treatment that require a patient centred approach and rarely fit into a neat algorithm. Professor Clare Delany, Professor of Ethics at the University of Melbourne, will review a series of ethically tough head and neck cancer case studies where options are limited, and address questions including:
- What do clinicians need to consider when deciding to offer a treatment pathway?
- How are patients’ interests framed and considered in the decision-making process?
- Should treatment always be offered?
- What would trigger a change in treatment goals?
Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual discussion with a multidisciplinary panel of experts.
Professor Clare Delany, Professor of Ethics, The University of Melbourne
- Ben Dixon, Acting Head of Head and Neck Department, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
- Morikatsu Wada, Radiation Oncologist, Austin Health
- Hui Gan, Clinical Research Lead, Austin Health
- Felicity Megee, Senior Speech Pathologist, Melbourne Health
- Carly Fox, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
- Lora Winter, Consumer Representative
- Rebecca Barnett, Head and Neck Nurse Coordinator, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
Tuesday 15 June