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AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (WA)
Adolescence is a time of changing health needs, requiring medical practitioners to effectively adapt, understand and meet the requirements of their young patient’s needs.
The Youth Friendly Doctor program is designed to provide the medical professional with the skills and knowledge to remain up to date with the most pertinent issues affecting young people and how to best manage these issues.
The program is developed and delivered by health professionals with specific skills in the area of youth health, providing the most current information.
Please note that CPD points for the 2019 program will be applied for with the RACGP and ACCRM.
To be accredited as a Youth Friendly Doctor you will be required to complete both the core module workshops plus one of the elective module workshops
Workshop 1: Young People, Ethics and the Law (Core workshop)
When working with young people in a medical setting, it is critical to have a comprehensive understanding of your ethical and legal responsibilities.
This workshop is designed to provide medical professionals with best practice and practical information on legal and ethical considerations of their young patients, assessment of a young person’s capacity and competence to consent to medical treatment, the right to confidentiality and the limited circumstances in which it may be broken.
Participants will learn effective engagement strategies, methods on managing difficulties that may arise in consultation and gain insight into how adolescents use health services.
This workshop is one of the Core Workshops and must be completed to receive qualification as a Youth Friendly Doctor.
Date: Tuesday 27 August
Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: AMA (WA) House, 14 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands
Cost: Free for AMA (WA) members, $50 per workshop for non-members
Presenter: Dr Fiona Sluchniak (SARC)
For further information, view the Youth Friendly Doctor Program flyer online.