Meet Like Minded Professionals at the 2017 Vanuatu Medical Conference

The Gold Coast Medical Association (GCMA) and the Vanuatu Medical and Dental Association (VMDA) to join together this September to present their first-ever joint medical conference, the 2017 Vanuatu Medical Conference. Held at the Warwick Le Lagon Resort, Port Vila, Vanuatu from Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 September 2017, this Conference will bring together members of the Gold Coast Medical Association with medical colleagues in Vanuatu for the inaugural GCMA/VDMA Medical Conference, featuring the …

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Mental illness and family access to health information.

Australia’s medical law is based on the principle of autonomy. A person becomes the sole decision maker about their medical treatment when he or she acquires capacity. This is achieved at about the age of 16, although a person may – temporarily or permanently – lose capacity due to mental illness or impairment. The law considers all medical records confidential; and mental health records are particularly sensitive. Under the autonomy …

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