We all know that clear two way communication with patients is an essential element of good medical practice.
Sometimes, it’s necessary for a doctor to stop seeing a patient, or a patient may not want to see you.
The Medical Council spoke to Dr Rosa Canalese, senior medical adviser at Avant and a Central Coast GP about communication strategies with patients when there’s been a mistake in clinica
A family member rings and asks if Mum has been to the doctor today? Saying yes, could be a breach of confidentiality.
When performing a physical examination, relying on implied consent can be risky. Especially with new patients you may not know well.
I have a theory, entirely untroubled by scientific testing, that the quality of Doctor-Patient communication is best assessed in the surgery car park.
Message from the President - Associate Professor Richard Walsh
By Dr Martine Walker
This year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list has recognized the work of many NSW doctors and medical researchers, including the late Professor David Cooper, who received a Companion of the Ord