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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   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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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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Case study 16 Oct 2013   What should you do if you're involved in an 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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Case study 16 Oct 2013   Intern suicide
Dr M, an intern, was faced with increasingly onerous and stressful workplace obligations. He had become progressively so worried and concerned about workload and fatigue that he raised his concerns wi ...
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Case study 16 Oct 2013   Info before treatment
Dr B was a second year post graduate dentist working as a locum. The patient was seen previously in the practice and had consented to an extraction. The treatment was delayed for a few days as it was ...
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Case study 16 Oct 2013   Refusing treatment
Dr P, a general practitioner had been treating a 63 year old man for a range of bowel symptoms. Colon cancer was detected and the usual range of treatments were proposed.
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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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Case study 16 Oct 2013   Side effects of medication
Dr X who was trained outside of Australia was placed in a rural practice. Despite having fifteen years’ experience in his native country, this was a real culture shock and he found it difficult to adj ...
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