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MDA National Jan 15
Our Members often ask questions about writing a medico-legal report or statement for the Coroner. This podcast helps you do the task well.
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MDA National Jan 6
Transgressing professional and sexual boundaries with a current or former patient can have severe consequences.
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Charlotte Durand Dec 29
“Just because an intervention can be provided, it doesn’t mean that it should.” Valuable brief case discussion about volunteering, learning and managing risk in a low resource setting.
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MDA National Dec 21
For a caring profession, isn’t it surprising that we sometimes forget to be kind? Read our blog about the power of kindness
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RACGP Dec 18
Do you know your prescribing limits? medico-legal adviser Janet Harry breaks down a recent VCAT tribunal decision
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MDA National Dec 19
Prescribing medications without taking reasonable steps to ensure that there is a therapeutic need can lead to problems
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RACGP Dec 12
New guidelines on sexual boundaries: medico-legal adviser Janet Harry looks at the revised guidelines
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MDA National Dec 11
The new guidelines on sexual boundaries published by the Medical Board will be effective as of today and they apply to all Medical Practitioners in Australia. Read the blog for some key changes in the new guidelines.
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MDA National Dec 6
Are you a hospital-based doctor in WA? How confident are you with consent for interventional procedures? Take the anonymous <5-min survey at to help researchers at St John of God, in collaboration with MDA National, use it to inform future education.
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RACGP Dec 4
"While the temptation to respond to negative comments is very strong, it should be avoided," Dr Steven Kaye told newsGP
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MDA National Dec 4
There is a new factsheet released by to help GPs deal with negative online reviews.
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MDA National Dec 3
What types of possible complications do you discuss with a patient during informed consent? Researchers at St John of God and MDA National want to inform future education based on WA hospital doctors’ responses. Take the <5-min survey now: .
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MDA National Dec 3
The new sexual boundary guidelines provide greater clarity and detail particularly regarding definition of terms and discussion about potential harms of breaching boundaries.
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MDA National Dec 2
Inducements to refer patients to a particular pathology or imaging provider are illegal and a crackdown has now begun.
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MDA National Dec 2
Are holidays a significant medico-legal risk for surgeons?
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MDA National Nov 27
From 1 November 2018, changes were introduced to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) that will affect a number of specialists, including GPs, respiratory physicians, dermatologists, gastroenterologists and ophthalmologists.
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UNSW Medicine Nov 12
A special bursary that supports and nurtures a specific part of rural medicine—Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors—has been awarded to one of our own students, Russell Thompson. Congratulations! 👏
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MDA National Nov 5
Have a question about consent? It was one of the most common topic of advice given by our Support in Practice team in the last year. Explore capacity for end-of-life care decisions and pregnancy termination in our 2nd medico-legal online quiz:
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RDAA Oct 31
A very well deserved award for our & Rural Health Bursary recipient for 2018! Thanks to MDA National for making it possible (for a fourth year in a row!) & to the for their support in promoting the Bursary.
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RDAA Nov 1
thank you for the invitation to attend the dinner listening to Vic Shadow Minister for Health Mary Woolridge election priorities for health
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