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Practice note 1 Apr 2013   Working under pressure - a legal hazard
Practicing in the public sector compared to private practice presents different stresses and challenges. For junior practitioners, in particular the former can be very stressful and they may be more v ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2013   Informed consent
The issue of informed consent arises repeatedly in dental cases. More often, the key factor is not the consent process and what was or was not communicated, but rather what was documented in the conte ...
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Practice note 1 Apr 2013   What do I need to know about choosing indemnity?
An informed decision about individual indemnity needs, ensures MIPS members and prospective members understand what works best for them.
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Practice note 1 Apr 2013   AHPRA self-reporting requirements
MIPS Matters article on MDOs perspective on mental health of healthcare practitioners
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Practice note 1 Apr 2013   Assisting at sporting events
Right across Australia, MIPS members can often be called upon to assist at sporting events either in a paid capacity or as a volunteer. The onus is on members to ensure they have appropriate indemnity ...
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Practice note 16 Oct 2013   Implant Dentistry - Informed Consent
The issue of informed consent arises repetitively in dental cases. Frequently the key factor is not the consent process and what was or was not communicated, but rather: what was docume ...
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Practice note 16 Oct 2013   Good health records supports a good defence
Good health records, whether written or electronic, help ensure patient safety and continuity of care. Maintaining adequate records is also critical to avoiding complaints, claims or disciplinary proc ...
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Practice note 16 Oct 2013   Death - the final complication
Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia AHPRA provide a code of conduct for practitioners by which practitioners are judged in the event of an incident. The following is a d ...
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Practice note 16 Oct 2013   Mental Health & Wellbeing
Beware of these warning signs… Self prescribing and inappropriate use of medications Practitioners with established mental health conditions Poor performance or assessment Being bullied or harasse ...
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Practice note 16 Oct 2013   Privacy and Confidentiality
Key messages Remember the ethical principal and your Hippocratic Oath concerning confidentiality Medical and Dental Board codes of conduct state patient information is confidential. You should only ...
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Practice note 16 Oct 2013   Risk & Benefits: Mobile communications.
Healthcare is now experiencing a rapid increase in the use of email and text messaging to communicate with patients. There are benefits and risks involved in the use of such technology to both the pat ...
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Practice note 20 Jan 2014   Practitioners in Media
Over the years many health practitioners including MIPS members have provided healthcare advice through television, radio and various other forms of media. MIPS occasionally receives enquiries from me ...
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Practice note 3 Feb 2014   Understanding Informed Consent
The term informed consent is universally used to describe a significant part of the process in providing healthcare to the public. As a complaint, the lack of consent to treatment is a recurring theme ...
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Practice note 3 Feb 2014   Death the final complication
Most junior doctors will tell you that signing their first death certificate is one of the most surreal experiences in their career. This duty appears to be one of the last remaining bastions excl ...
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Practice note 3 Feb 2014   Extractions on anticoagulants
One of the common questions that practitioners are faced with is the correct protocol for dealing with patients on anti-coagulant medications when tooth extractions or other surgical procedures are re ...
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