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    Kathy Whiteside

Kathy completed her Nursing Degree (B. Nsg with Dist.) in 1994, then a Grad. Dip. in Clinical Practice and Management(1998) and Grad. Dip. in Critical Care (2002). Working as an Intensive Care Nurse experiencing the complexity and emotional turmoil of families invoved in treatment discussions about their loved ones led her to her current role in advance care planning as ACP Co-ordinator for Austin Health. She has a clinical role seeing referred patients wanting to complete ACP documentation; an administrative role ensuring there are systems in place so that a patient’s advance care planning documentation is readily available to clinicians at the point of care when needed; and an education role ensuring clinical staff are aware of their responsibilities in relation to advance care planning generally and consent for people who lack capacity to make medical treatment decisions.