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Children have the right to rare disease support

Children have the right to rare disease support  Children living with rare disease, and their families, have the right to join groups that support them. Support groups and non-profit advocacy groups provide help to children and families living with rare disease. These groups have well developed initiatives and networks, promote public awareness, medical care, research, and provide other helpful activities for children and families living with rare disease. Groups may be condition-specific, general support […]

Foundation memberships

Foundation memberships are available to to Fellows of RACP prior to the official launch on 1st – 2nd March 2018. A foundation member gains early membership to the Academy and will be registered until June 2019 (2 years + membership). Joining as a Foundation member is a way to practically demonstrate support for the Academy […]

Associate Memberships

Associate Memberships are available to Basic Trainee or Advanced Trainees in Paediatrics (as defined by RACP) and registered health care professionals practising in the field of Child and Youth Health, or in an associated field of medicine, health care or research but who does not otherwise meet the membership criteria

Retired Memberships

Retired Memberships are available to current or former Members who have completely retired from active clinical practice; or retired Fellows of the RACP or equivalent who held accreditation to practise as a paediatrician in Australia or New Zealand

Overseas Associate Membership

Overseas Associate Membership are available to individuals who resides outside of Australia and New Zealand and are registered to practice as a paediatrician by a recognised overseas medical authority

UNCRC Series – Children should be involved in decisions about their health when possible

Children should be involved in decisions about their health when possible. Parents often make medical decisions for children because they are considered to have reduced decision-making capacity. Despite this, it is important to include children in decision making to a reasonable extent. To make decisions about health they must provide informed consent. Informed consent is: […]

Children have the right to a full life

Children have the right to a full life. This doesn't relate only to the length of their life, but the quality of life they have.  Children with rare disease often live with suffering and the chance of early death, so they need things like relationships, work, play, education and enjoyment. Healthy children and children with rare […]