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Practice note 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 note 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 note 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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Case study 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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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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Case study 16 Oct 2013   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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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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casestudy
Case study 16 Oct 2013   Pressure of culture
Dr C, a general practitioner of Greek heritage was relatively new to Australia and had an inner city practice which was comprised almost totally of elderly Greek patients with limited English and comp ...
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Case study 16 Oct 2013   Corridor conversations
Two students were doing their clinical placement in the same hospital and often conferred with each other regarding patients they had seen and cases in which they were involved. One day when they met ...
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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 9 Jun 2016   Maintaining Your Professional Profile
It is important as a healthcare practitioner to actively maintain your profile because of: increased regulation and supervision explicit codes of conduct issued by AHPRA patients whom seek out pra ...
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Practice note 9 Jun 2016   Working as an intern
Tips to help you avoid fatigue, maintain control and reduce clinico-legal and regulatory risks. It can also help make the year more rewarding and enjoyable.
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webinar
On-demand 14 Jun 2016   Dental: Post-operative complications - pre-emptive strategies
Reservations about the proposed operative treatment? In this webinar Dr Jeff Cox outlines risk avoidance and minimisation strategies that will assist with the success of your operative procedure. ...
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On-demand 14 Jun 2016   Mastering Medical Officer Risk
As you develop as a doctor and begin your transition to registrar, the challenges can be both exciting and overwhelming. Dr Tom Campbell has successfully made this journey to registrar and is keen to ...
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