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Cosmetic surgery on children : professional and legal obligations in Australia

Kitipornchai, Leon & Then, Shih-Ning (2011) Cosmetic surgery on children : professional and legal obligations in Australia. Australian Family Physician, 40(7), pp. 513-516.

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Abstract

Public awareness and concern about cosmetic surgery on children is increasing. Nationally and internationally questions have been raised by the media and government bodies about the appropriateness of children undergoing cosmetic surgery. Considering the rates of cosmetic surgery in comparable Western societies, it seems likely that the number of physicians in Australia who will deal with a request for cosmetic surgery for a child will continue to increase. This is a sensitive issue and it is essential that physicians understand the professional and legal obligations that arise when cosmetic surgery is proposed for a child.

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ID Code: 43734
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: cosmetic surgery, children, australia, law
ISSN: 0300-8495
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Surgery (110323)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law not elsewhere classified (180199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011
Deposited On: 01 Aug 2011 10:36
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 15:41

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