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Ethics committee focuses on youth mental health

Cayman’s Ethics Committee is a grouping that aims to assists with mitigation of ethical issues, usually within the medical field. The committee is made up of people from a number of backgrounds.¬†Members of the Ethics committee include; Ms. Amanda Roberts Chairman, Dr. Clement Von Kirchenheim, Ms Angeline Shillingford, Dr. John Lee, Dr. Ginny Hobday, Rev. Randy Von Kanel, Nurse Graham Tully, Nurse Chris Algaratnam, Nurse Shawn Biscette, Mr. Colin Medford and Ms Lagene Johnson.

The committee is putting a spotlight on youth mental health, with an upcoming seminar. The seminar will focuses highly on minor consent, with two speakers, Dr. Catherine Day and Dr. Marc Lockhart, both presenting on the topic. A real life example of ethical issues that arise with minor consent includes, a child suing their parents, or a child refusing to take medical treatment for an illness.

The seminar is open to the public and is free of charge. Participants are asked to RSVP by emailing
Youth Mental Health seminar

  • Friday 19 February
  • 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Hibiscus Conference Room, HSA

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Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz

Edlyn Ruiz first began a career in broadcast, in radio as a teen. She joined the Cayman 27 team as an intern, while pursuing her Bachelors. She came on board full time in 2011. She serves as a producer and on-air host/anchor. She has an interest in stories focused on health, and the environment.

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