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Practice notes 1 Apr 2013   Treating friends, family and yourself
The practice of treating friends and family is not recommended and there have been cases where it has led to disciplinary actions by the regulators including conditions placed on practitioner’s regist ...
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Practice notes 1 Apr 2013   Avoiding common employee contract disputes
A written agreement is easier to defend than a handshake. However, before signing an employment contract, you should be very clear on the key clauses relating to indemnity, insurance or restraints. It ...
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Practice notes 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 notes 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 notes 1 Apr 2013   Cyber security - Are you prepared?
Australian Healthcare practices storage of health records means mandatory obligations apply and there is a heightened risk from cyber-attack. Regardless of whether you use electronic or hard-copy rec ...
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Practice notes 1 Apr 2013   Dealing with bad online reviews
At some point, we have all 'Googled' our names, right? Imagine finding your name along with a star rating on a website accompanied with comments about your professional conduct? Websites such as RateM ...
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Practice notes 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 notes 1 Apr 2013   Colleagues in difficulty
Healthcare practitioners are not immune to the mental health issues that face many Australians. A cocktail of long working hours and high-pressure situations means healthcare practitioners can potenti ...
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Practice notes 1 Apr 2013   Potential exposure to complaints
Are you inadvertently at risk from treating patients located overseas? All members should understand their potential exposure to complaints, claims and regulatory action and their indemnity cover ...
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Practice notes 1 Apr 2013   Sorry is not a dirty word
It takes insight to accept that we make mistakes and that we learn from them. This is something we learn as children, struggle with in adolescence and still fail to do as adults. For healthcare practi ...
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Practice notes 1 Apr 2013   Being a Good Samaritan
The provision of healthcare to people in need of urgent medical attention in instances following motor vehicle accidents, at sporting events or during air travel can all be classified as Good Samarita ...
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Practice notes 1 Apr 2013   AHPRA self-reporting requirements
MIPS Matters article on MDOs perspective on mental health of healthcare practitioners
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Practice notes 1 Apr 2013   Mandatory reporting 101
All practitioners have a professional and ethical obligation to protect and promote public health and safe healthcare and under the National Law. Health practitioners, employers and education provider ...
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Practice notes 16 Oct 2013   Follow up
MIPS was contacted by a diligent and concerned member, Dr A, who was a general practitioner. His patient was a 52 year old male with hypertension who had been well managed for a number of years but ha ...
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Practice notes 16 Oct 2013   Commentary on Facebook
The rule of patient confidentiality is paramount. All practitioners need to be very careful where any communication occurs with a patient (or even prospective patient) that may compromise boundaries o ...
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