Bronwyn graduated from the University of Cape Town with MBChB first class honours. After working for a couple of years in South Africa she and her husband came to New Zealand. Here Bronwyn pursued a career in psychiatry, undertaking her training in Auckland and Christchurch and attained her fellowship in 2009 with the RANZCP as well as further sub-specialty qualification in Psychiatry of Old Age. She has been practicing largely in the Bay of Plenty as an old age psychiatrist predominantly seeing patients in the community – whether it be rest home, their own home or if they can drive our outpatient department. Bronwyn also oversees the memory clinic together with the multidisciplinary team for the Bay of Plenty. She has a keen interest in lifestyle factors and the impact that healthy choices can make in terms of ones mental health. Bronwyn tries like most of us to balance work, family, artistic and sporting pursuits to the best of her ability.
Fiona completed her Medical training In Scotland then moved to NZ for a year (writing this 17years later!) and completed Psychiatry training in Christchurch and Tauranga attaining fellowship with the RANZCP in 2012. Fiona works in Tauranga in Mental Health Services for Elderly as a Psychiatrist, coordinates psychiatry trainees in BOP and is employed by University of Auckland as a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine, coordinating and teaching 5th and 6th year medical students.
Practical Update On Assessment Of Capacity
In this 20 minute session the presenters will provide an overview of capacity, the assessment thereof and its use in various clinical scenarios. The session will aim to provide you with an update on the key issues and direct you to further resources. The goal of the session will be that you will leave knowing all you need to know in order to complete an uncomplicated capacity assessment and will direct you to a new tool kit that has been developed in NZ, which will be a useful source of information for the future.