Dr Kristine Estensen

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Blogs

Working towards closing the gap

MDA National is on the pathway to closing the gap and enabling stronger relationships within our communities.

Concise Advice

A Health Practitioner’s Guide to social media

Firstly, review your workplace social media policy. It may have clauses related to when/if it can be used

Blogs

TGA advertising of cosmetic injectables

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) recently updated its guidance on advertising cosmetic injectables to ensure advertising rules are applied consistently across all industries that deal with therapeutic goods.

Blogs

Fines for advertising cannabis and other prescription medicines

Multiple fines for unlawful advertising of medicinal cannabis and other prescription medicines have been issued this year by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). The fines include $132,000, $742,500 and $82,500 for companies, and $6,600, $13,320 and $9,900 for individuals. In October 2023, in Federal Court proceedings, the TGA obtained a combined $5 million penalty against a company and a Director for unlawfully advertising nicotine vaping products.

Articles & Case Studies

Urgent after-hours attendance items

The Department of Health and Aged Care (DHAC) is conducting an early intervention compliance activity (‘targeted compliance’) focused on MBS urgent after-hours attendance items 585, 588, 591, 599 and 600

Practice Management

07 Dec 2023

Articles & Case Studies

Responding to requests for unnecessary tests

Most patients come to see you for the benefit of your clinical expertise – but what happens when a patient comes in with a shopping list of referrals, or perhaps asks you to provide clinical care that may be unsafe?

Articles & Case Studies

Physical examinations how to avoid misunderstandings

Good, clear communication is the most effective way to avoid misunderstandings in the doctor–patient relationship. A doctor must only conduct a physical examination of a patient when it is clinically indicated, and with the patient’s informed consent.

Articles & Case Studies

I've been asked to attend a meeting

Being called to a meeting is often the precursor to an investigative or disciplinary process. Loss of control, fear of the unknown, and the risk to your employment prospects can lead to significant anxiety. Before you even set foot into the room, preparation is key.

 

Library

Doctors Let's Talk: Get Yourself A Fricking GP

Get yourself a fricking GP stat! is a conversation with Dr Lam, 2019 RACGP National General Practitioner of the Year, rural GP and GP Anesthetics trainee, that explores the importance of finding your own GP as a Junior Doctor.

Podcasts

25 Oct 2022

Systematic efforts to reduce harms due to prescribed opioids – webinar recording

Efforts are underway across the healthcare system to reduce harms caused by pharmaceutical opioids. This 43-min recording of a live webinar, delivered 11 March 2021, is an opportunity for prescribers to check, and potentially improve, their contribution to these endeavours. Hear from an expert panel about recent opioid reforms by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and changes to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. 

Diplomacy in a hierarchy: tips for approaching a difficult conversation

Have you found yourself wondering how to broach a tough topic of conversation? It can be challenging to effectively navigate a disagreement with a co-worker, especially if they're 'above' you; however, it's vital for positive team dynamics and safe patient care. In this recording of a live webinar you'll have the opportunity to learn from colleagues' experiences around difficult discussions and hear from a diverse panel moderated by Dr Kiely Kim (medico-legal adviser and general practitioner). Recorded live on 2 September 2020.