Module 3

  1. Introduction
  2. Legal basis for treatment
  3. Appropriate medical treatment obligation
  4. Information talk
    1. The information talk’s addressee
    2. Person that needs to be informed
    3. Ways of information
    4. Approaching conversations with language barriers
    5. Insurmountable language barriers
  5. Consent
    1. Persons required to give consent
    2. Refusal of treatment due to religious reasons
    3. Special questions regarding the treatment during the asylum procedure
    4. Refusal of treatment by means of patient decree or through an authorized representative
    5. Trusteeship
    6. Who decides when?
  6. Duty of confidentiality/secrecy and obligation to report
    1. Obligation to report
    2. Excursus: Violence against women and children?
  7. Social benefits for refugees
    1. Health insurance
    2. Family allowance
  8. Insurance for doctors when working voluntarily for refugees
    1. Liability insurace
    2. Accident insurance
    3. Health insurance
  9. A short overview: Special questions in connection with asylum seekers/foreign citizens
    1. Is it allowed to remove organs from foreign citizens who died in Austria?
    2. On which basis is it possible for foreign citizens to make use of the Austrian healthcare provision?
  10. Further literature


MMaga Katharina Leitner, jurist and social anthropologist
Dr. Maria Kletecka-Pulker, jurist

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