Joseph Ibrahim is a Professor at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and a practising senior medical specialist in geriatrics with over 30 years of experience. 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" (2017). The first two films are available on YouTube at http://www.profjoe.com.au.
Each event will commence with a screening of his most recent film, "Dignity of Risk" and is followed by an informal lecture with opportunity for questions from the audience to explore the notion of dignity of risk, how living with the impact of dementia is constructed, the role of aged care facilities, and the complex interplay between individual, family and organisational requirements to manage risk. The total event duration is approximately 90 minutes comprising 15 minute for screening the film and 45 minutes presentation, discussion and questions. Each audience member will also receive a special edition of the graphic novel of the film.
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