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Financial literacy of healthcare professionals
29 Aug 2017
Traditionally healthcare practitioners have earned above average incomes and this can lead to a false sense of financial security as higher cash flow masks vulnerabilities.
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Moderating mandatory reporting
28 Aug 2017
Mandatory reporting – the focus needs to be on removing barriers to healthcare practitioners seeking help. Recent media has highlighted the high rates of suicide, depression, anxiety, substance use and self-medication throughout the healthcare p ...
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The limits to patient confidentiality
25 Aug 2017
While likely to be a rare occurrence for most medical practitioners, a question arises around your obligation to disclose information provided to you by a patient. When a patient discloses to you or you suspect they have engaged in illegal activ ...
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Personal loan vs credit card
23 Aug 2017
As most people have a credit card, this comparison helps to promote the personal loans advantages over a credit card. Importantly, this should provide an example of interest rate payment differences between a personal loan and a credit card, cle ...
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How to pay less interest by consolidating two or more debts
16 Aug 2017
Australia’s appetite for debt is huge. Currently, household debt is 187% of household disposable income and about 20% of middle income Australians have no room in their budget for unexpected expenses.*
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Give your relationships a boost
10 Aug 2017
Humans are a social bunch. Even if you’re a classic introvert, you probably have several relationships that add extra value or meaning to your life. It is important to ensure that your relationships at work and at home, are healthy and suppor ...
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Sleep on it
10 Aug 2017
Smart phones, iPads, laptops and all things that bleep, ping and flash for our attention are the culprits now impeding our sleep.
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Extras vs no extras
10 Aug 2017
If you wear glasses, love massage or find yourself at the osteopath, physio or chiropractor on a regular basis, having extras cover as part of your private health insurance can save you quite a few dollars. For some of us, it’s simply a peace of ...
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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 ...
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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.
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