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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)
This workshop aims to heighten the understanding of the legal and ethical considerations when working with young people. Elements such as capacity, confidentiality, consent and media ethics are discussed in the workshop.
Analysing how moral judgements should be made as well as theories of ethical reasoning are also discussed. Through case discussion, gain confidence in assessing a young person’s capacity and competence to consent to medical treatment.
This workshop is one of the Core Workshops and must be completed to receive qualification as a Youth Friendly Doctor.
Date: Tuesday 12 February
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)