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Resources 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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Resources 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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Resources 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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Resources 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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Resources 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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Resources 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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Resources Negativity towards IMG
Unfortunately as an IMG new to practice in Australia, you may face some guarded or even negative views from your patients. Some recent incidents involving overseas trained doctors have attracted cons ...
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Resources 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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Resources Email & SMS communications
Healthcare is now experiencing a rapid increase in the use of email and text messaging to communicate with patients. There are benefits to the use of such technology to both the patient and to the hea ...
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Resources What should you do if you're involved in a adverse outcome, claim or investigation?
What should you do? Don’t panic Becoming involved in an adverse outcome, complaint, claim or investigation is more common than you think and it is likely to happen at some stage of your career. ...
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