Essay on The Ama For Australian Medical Practitioners
Read Article 1: No Vaccine No School Says AMA Chief located at http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/no-vaccine-no-school-says-ama-chief-20130411-2hn29.html and then answer the following questions:
1. What is the AMA? Who can be a member?
The AMA stands for Australian Medical Association. The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities. The AMA represents registered medical practitioners and also medical students from Australia. The AMA not only supports doctors, it also provides a range of services and benefits for members that support doctors in their practice, their medical careers but also in their day to day lives.
AMA membership is available to registered Australian medical practitioners, or medical practitioners who were registered at the time of retirement. Medical students can also join as student members of the AMA, at no cost. Internationally trained doctors who are applying for Australian registration can also join in the ACT and in Victoria
2. Identify three things the AMA was designed to do.
Promote and advance ethical behaviour by the medical profession and protect the integrity and independence of the doctor-patient relationship;
Promote and advance public health; and
Protect the academic, professional and economic independence and the wellbeing of medical practitioners.
3. Who is Dr Steve Hambleton?
Dr Steve Hambleton is the…