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Activity description

75586 - Avant webinar: Sand, surf and surgery - Medical tourism and its impact on Australian healthcare

Avant Insurance Limited

Medical tourism is an issue that has many ethical, clinical and legal obligations for Australian medical practitioners. This webinar will explore the emerging phenomenon of Australians seeking surgery internationally and the ethical, clinical and legal implications for Australian Medical Professionals

Relevance to General Practice

When surgery goes wrong or patients seeking advice on Medical tourism GPs may be faced with the complications or questions surrounding medical tourism

Learning outcomes

  1. 1. Outline the ethical issues associated with medical tourism
  2. 2. Discuss the clinical and legal issues of medical tourism
  3. 3. Provide an overview of current strategies to minimise the risk of medical tourism on Australian Medical Professionals.

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • Current and emerging public health risks are effectively managed

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Personal health and wellbeing is evaluated, maintained and developed

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Infection control and relevant clinical practice standards are maintained

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 5:00pm

This activity is readily available at any time








Only available to members

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Ruth Crampton
T: 0390265969