BASIC LAW INTENSIVE
22 & 23 JUNE 2019
Noosa, Queensland, Australia
The BLI begins with an introduction to the legal framework that supports the health system. Consent to medical treatment, substitute decision-making, clinical negligence, confidentiality and privacy are then discussed for the remainder of the first day. These areas of law embody the principles of medical law, namely autonomy of the patient and the tension that can arise between this fundamental principle and that of beneficence or ‘best interests.’
The second day involves examining the issues in clinical practice that relate to the beginning and end of life. Specifically, the topics discussed are artificial reproductive technology (ART), withdrawal of life sustaining measures, and the doctrine of double effect. The day concludes with an overview of forensic medicine, where clinical practice and the criminal and coronial law intersect.
Each presentation is followed by small group discussion of two clinical case studies that relate to the subject material. The small groups each then report back the whole group, identifying the legal issues that were involved in the clinical situation presented.
The Basic Law Intensive serves as a supplement (and pre-requisite) to the Advanced Law Intensive.
This program has been allocated 40 Category 1 points (Activity: 119861) in the RACGP QI&CPD Program for the 2017-19 triennium.
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Professor Roy Beran | Consultant Neurologist and Lawyer, FACLM
Roy is trained as a consultant neurologist and accredited sleep physician, as well as working within legal medicine and aviation medicine. He is a Professor in the School of Medicine at Griffith University, QLD and Conjoint Professor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. He is a founding Fellow and past President of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine and is the Australian Governor & Secretary General of the World Association for Medical Law (WAML) and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians (London).
Professor John Devereux | Professor of Law, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland
John Devereux teaches and researches the law of torts at the UQ Law School. He has a special interest in medical law, most notably in the areas of competency to consent to medical treatment and in epilepsy and the law. A Rhodes Scholar, John has worked as a lawyer in a variety of contexts including as a Barrister, as a consultant to a multi-national law firm, a Law Reform Commissioner for Queensland, a legal member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and as a Defence Force Magistrate. John was formerly Lecturer in Law at Keble College, Oxford University and Assistant Dean of Magdalen College, Oxford University. He is a former Associate Vice Chancellor of A.C.U. John is an Honorary Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine and the legal member of the Queensland Health Quality and Complaints Commission.
Clinical Associate Professor Sandra L J Johnson | ACLM President and Developmental Paediatrician
Sandra Johnson is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School of the University of Sydney and she is a developmental paediatrician who has been in private practice in Sydney for the past 26 years. She has worked in the field of Paediatrics since 1983 having spent the prior 3 years in General Practice and Adult Medicine. She did her training in Paediatrics at teaching hospitals in Cape Town, London, Toronto, Boston and Sydney. Sandra is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health UK (FRCPCH) and Fellow of the Australasian College of Legal Medicine (FACLM). She has been a member of ACLM since 1997, was secretary for Council from 2009-2013 and was Vice President Academic for the College from 2014-2017. Sandra is the main author of “A clinical handbook on child development paediatrics” written for doctors and allied health professionals; she is the publisher and author of a book for parents “Your child’s development”; she has written a chapter in the textbook “Legal Medicine” (Editor: Beran); and she has written several peer reviewed journal articles. She enjoys writing and teaching topics related to Paediatrics and Legal Medicine.