Our latest edition of Connect magazine magazine takes a closer look at effective relationships, using cases to demonstrate the importance of communicating with patients, staff and colleagues.
We also look at digital communication and the effect social media has on our professional lives, addressing the benefits of using social media professionally and how to deal with online reviews.
Read the articles below or download the PDF with best practice insights to help you in your professional and personal lives.
Avant’s Chair, Dr Beverley Rowbotham introduces Connect while highlighting a range of topics on maintaining communication with patients and colleagues, plus the benefits and drawbacks of using social media in a professional context.
Communication in a multicultural setting is often vulnerable to misinterpretation, which is why verbal and non-verbal cues are both equally important. Avant member Prof Ajay Rane shares his insights on communicating with patients amid language and cultural barriers.
Workplace relationships are necessary in order to communicate and collaborate, but misjudgement in communication can cause a great deal of grief.
Doctors often face stressful situations and sometimes these can get the best of the most dedicated doctor, with colleagues often in the firing line. But knowing how to handle stress and manage these situations can avoid the problem growing.
Doing what you think is best for the patient isn’t always enough. An oncologist was guilty of professional misconduct when he failed to inform patients of the treatment path he was taking them down, highlighting the need for proper and consent and processes.
Fee transparency allows patients to make informed choices, but our complex health system can mean a breakdown in communication and misunderstanding for patients and providers.
When patients or colleagues express satisfaction or dissatisfaction about the healthcare you provide through online platforms, here’s what you can do to help rectify the situation.
A respected plastic and reconstructive surgeon member was awarded $450,000 after a patient’s social media tirade brought him “hatred, ridicule and contempt” in malicious online posts.
Social media isn’t for everyone, but long-time Twitter user Dr Rebecca Szabo is an advocate of how it can be done safely and with huge reward for the medical profession.
Mistakes are going to be made by even the most diligent of doctors, but how they are handled can make a big difference to the outcome.
Online communication and messaging platforms are used increasingly in clinical practice, with some messaging apps being developed specifically for healthcare settings.
Practices and public hospitals are still managing mandatory vaccination rollouts, and doctors dealing with exemption requests from reluctant patients. Here are some tips for addressing common issues members may still be facing.
Not only does PracticeHub make managing your practice simpler, safer and more efficient, but it can help you respond should you ever find yourself in an employment dispute.
A diverse portfolio is a great way of ensuring your financial security. Avant’s Doctors Wealth Management team looks at the benefits of borrowing to invest and how this can support your long-term goals.
Dr Victoria Hall, an Avant Foundation New Fellow scholarship recipient, shares how her research will help inform how effective and safe the COVID-19 vaccines are in adult organ transplant recipients.