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How to end the doctor-patient relationship This factsheet reviews your options and responsibilities when you think you need to end a doctor-patient relationship.
Courts & reportsVideos
Giving evidence in a criminal court: tips and advice During your career you may be served with a subpoena or summons requiring you to give evidence in a criminal court in relation to a patient you have cared for. In our short video we give you useful ad...
Courts & reportsVideos
Preparing a statement for the police: tips and advice At some stage in your clinical career you may be asked to prepare a statement for the police if your patient is involved in a criminal case. We guide you through the process in our special video.
Preparing a statement for the police: Tips and advice for Doctors in Training (3.5 mins) Preparing a statement for the police: Tips and advice for Doctor in Training (3.5 mins) It s likely that during your clinical career you may be asked to provide a statement to the police about a parti...
Courts & reportsFactsheetsWorkplace & employment
Employment and contractor services agreements Private medical practices engage employees and contractors to perform work at the practice. It is important for workers (be they medical practitioners or support staff) to understand their rights and ...
FactsheetsWorkplace & employment
What to do when requested to attend an employment meeting You may be asked to attend a meeting with your employer at any time. The meeting might be about your performance your conduct a clinical matter you were involved in or you may be asked to provide info...
FactsheetsWorkplace & employment
When doctors leave a practice Leaving a medical practice can be a daunting experience. It may be your decision to leave or the practice may require you to leave with little or no notice. With the support of Avant you can make the ...
Courts & reportsFactsheets
Coronial investigations and inquests You can be involved in a coronial investigation for several reasons especially if you were involved in the care of a deceased patient. Be aware of your obligations and responsibilities if you find you...
Video: Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program 2013 The 2013 Avant Doctor in Training Scholarship Program is made up of four full-time scholarships worth 50 000 each and four part-time scholarships worth 25 000. Applications are open to Avant members w...
Managing patient incidentsFactsheets
Responding to a direct patient complaint Patient complaints may come to you in a number of ways directly via an online forum or from a complaint s entity or other regulator. This factsheet explores the management of a patient complaint that ...
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