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Connecting the dots between sports & medicine

The sport of rowing provided me with many non-clinical skills and attributes which I’ve been able to transfer into medicine, and these have certainly helped make me a better doctor.

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Coping with patient suicide

When Dr A’s practice manager called on her day off from the practice and asked her to find a quiet place to talk, she braced herself for bad news.

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12 commandments to mitigate Ahpra notifications

A cheat sheet for practitioners to help your future self and reduce the risk of patient complaints.

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Winding up your medical practice

The Medical Board’s code of conduct includes certain expectations when closing or relocating your medical practice.

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Ransomware - a real and credible threat

Ransom demands are reported to be climbing, from an average of US$6,000 in 2018, to US$84,000 in 2019, and US$178,000 in 2020. The funds are usually requested to be transferred electronically, often in untraceable cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin.

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Shared decision-making and five-question model

Exploring what matters most to your patients is crucial to reducing the incidence of complaints and claims.

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Corridor consultations with colleagues - an ethical dilemma

It was a simple request from a staff member on the team. “Do you mind taking a look at a freckle on my leg?” The doctor was chuffed at being consulted for advice by a colleague. Surely it would be churlish to decline.

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When the police come calling

Revealing sensitive patient information to the police “in good faith” is not sufficient cause to justify disclosure.

 

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Career complications and contending with uncertainty

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for junior doctors is how to respond to medical training impacts and career uncertainty. In this podcast, Dr Caroline Elton (a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors)and Dr Benjamin Veness (a Psychiatry registrar) share advice for coping with medical training and career delays, disruptions and unknowns.

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10 Aug 2020