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Court finds in favour of surgeon’s estate The patient was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour (craniopharyngioma) and referred to a neurosurgeon. The following year our member attempted to remove the tumour performing the surgery transphenoi...
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Setting patient boundaries when you’re the patient I knew I had a UTI. I could leave work sick and hopefully obtain an appointment with a general practitioner (GP) but I would have to travel to the practice wait and describe my urinary symptoms to a c...
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Eating your marshmallows - Part two: Surviving burnout and cultivating a new work-life balance Oh boy did I enjoy those marshmallows! One week of sick leave to focus purely on my mental health involved regular 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep lazy days reading books a massage and daily walks in ...
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Student’s Good Samaritan act leads to coronial inquest appearance In September 2014 Paul Gilhooly was a 29 year-old medical student completing a placement in a regional hospital. He was travelling on an over-night train to work when he found himself called upon to a...
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Here's what to do when you spot an error on a death certificate Doctors can sometimes find themselves in a difficult predicament when they discover an error on a medical death certificate.
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The new framework for doctors’ revalidation The Medical Board of Australia has released its professional performance framework in response to the Executive Advisory Group s (EAG) report on revalidation.
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Surgeon’s misguided acts leads to suspension An experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist has been prosecuted for professional misconduct and had their registration suspended after forging consent forms for over 30 patients.
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What to do when your prescription pad is stolen Perhaps the following is as familiar to you as it is for medico legal organisations: I ve just discovered that my car has been broken into and I think my prescription pad has been stolen.
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Hospital sued for battery for failed hernia repair Hospital sued for battery for failed hernia repair A recently reported case we have highlighted in which a patient sued a local health district for battery following a hernia repair has stirred rigor...
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Managing cyber risks while on the move Cyber security is unlikely to be front of mind when you re travelling for work whether attending a conference or grabbing a coffee at the local café. However numerous security issues can arise in thes...
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