Asst. prof. Sc.D. Vanja Slijepčević Saftić was awarded international scholarship enabling her to attend a 7-day course Law and Health organised by Maastricht University and Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), attended by 32 medical and legal professionals from 25 countries.
The interdisciplinary approach to solving problems related to protecting patients’ rights within the framework of human rights protections, was based on the lectures delivered by pre-eminent lecturers from the USA and Europe and intensive work in small groups.
Continuous cooperation between the legal and medical professionals with the implementation of the general principles of human rights in patient care, including the rights and responsibilities of both the patients and the health care providers improves the quality of problem solving within the framework of health care. Special attention was focused on system issues, discrimination, social exclusion and risk groups.
Studying the interaction of law and public health with implementing bio-ethical principles was especially interesting. Each of the participants had to design and structure a ‘case’ of violating human rights in the health system and to present it. After the presentation, followed by discussing suggestions made by colleagues in the audience, s/he was expected to present the best possible solution for the individual patient.
Mental health of young people is an important topic which is not talked about enough in today's society that is often overwhelmed by various problems, it was pointed out at a round table organized by the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance (HZZO) in cooperation with the Croatian Public Health Institute (HZJZ) in advance of World mental health day that the World Health Organization celebrates each year on October 10th. The leading experts in the field of mental health of young people, including the Director of the Center Prof. Sc. D. Gordana Buljan Flander.
Director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center Prof. Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD and the principal of the International Primary School "Vedri obzori" (eng. Bright Horizons - International British School of Zagreb) Milena Prodanić Tišma signed agreement of scientific and professional cooperation.
On Tuesday, May 29th, 2019 at Sesvete Elementary School Ivan Granđe, Center's psychologist Mia Roje Đapić held a lecture for teachers and members of the school's expert team on school violence. With the director Leonida Udovičić, many participants got involved in discussing different forms of violence against and among children, with a particular focus on violence through modern technologies.