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Making the most of your internship Starting a new rotation or new hospital? Don t forget the basics to ensure your intern year is as successful as can be.
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Tips on being a good registrar Registrars are not just more efficient versions of JMOs. There are many overlapping qualities required to perform well in either position such as communication organisational and time management skill...
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Consent in question as students face the regulator We supported a number of medical students facing disciplinary proceedings after they examined an unconscious patient in the operating theatre. The examination was not part of the procedure but done un...
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What you say matters Becoming a doctor involves learning a new language of medical jargon technical terms and common phrases. In fact it almost entails learning an entirely new syntax. Using succinct clear communication i...
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Missed malignancy reinforces importance of tracking results A delay in the diagnosis of a patient s cancer due to a missed x-ray result emphasises the importance of keeping track of patient results and robust clinical record keeping.
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Commonwealth Government reviews medical indemnity schemes – cornerstones of stability The Commonwealth Government is conducting a First Principles Review of the medical indemnity schemes. The Government has released a consultation paper calling for submissions by 13 October 2017.
ArticlesPrivacy & confidentiality
New privacy laws coming into force – are you ready? You are the treating doctor for a female patient and her two children. The patient is separated from her partner and she has taken an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) out against him due to allegation...
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By doctors, for doctors – medical advisor support Medico-legal support has never been more important. The current regulatory environment is focused on accountability for the profession and ensuring patients have an avenue for compliant.
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Proposed voluntary assisted dying legislation: protecting doctors Voluntary assisted dying is a controversial issue. There are as many views within the medical profession as there are in the broader community. At Avant we recognise that our members have a range of v...
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What do young doctors think of Avant? As you move into your internship year you can be confident that Avant will continue to support you and deliver a high quality service. But don t just take our word for it the 2017 Avant Annual Member ...
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