Working under pressure - a legal hazard
6 Jun 2017
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 vulnerable having little control over their pr ...
Informed consent
5 Jun 2017
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 contemporaneous clinical notes.
Cyber security - Are you prepared?
5 Jun 2017
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 records, the code of conduct for both dental and ...
Renew your membership 2017
2 Jun 2017
If you have not received a notice, you can view your Member Benefit Statement by logging onto My Membership, select Member login or contact MIPS. There are a number of payment options including payment via credit card or direct debit instalment ...
Towards safer diagnosis - a team effort
1 Jun 2017
“Diagnosis is one of the most complex and challenging tasks facing physicians. Despite our best intentions and efforts, the rate of diagnostic error in medicine is in the range of 10–15%.” The definition of a diagnostic error from a patient’s ...
All aboard - medical ship in New Guinea
29 May 2017
Dr Ivan Parise was fortunate enough to be part of about 100 people aboard a medical ship that the organisation YWAM takes from Townsville to Papua New Guinea every year.
'Tagged' competition winner
8 May 2017
In 2016, Nish Nayar entered the MIPS 'You've been tagged' competition and won a $1000 voucher towards his elective. Here is his account of that elective.
Kenya - my other home
7 Apr 2017 by Emmanuel Ndayisaba
The last time I left Kenya was December 2010, when my family was being resettled in Adelaide as refugees. We had been living there for 14 years. All this time, we lacked the most basic human rights, we could not pursue higher education or get a ...
Professional Development workshops Autumn 2017
20 Mar 2017
MIPS' Autumn 2017 schedule of workshops is now available for members to attend. Mastering junior medical officer risk Dealing with the modern patient Cyber risk simplified CPR HLTAID001 training Dental risks Mastering professional interac ...
How to identify a financially stable insurer
9 Mar 2017
Insurer security is something that healthcare practitioners ought to consider when choosing their indemnity insurer. Some practitioners will recall the ‘calls’ that were made on members by medical defence organisations during the medical indemni ...