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8 March 2021
It's common for coroners to ask clinicians involved in the care of a deceased patient for a report. Here are some principles that will help you.
Your quick guide on how write a report as a professional witness.
Our introduction for doctors in the Republic of Ireland on the topic of confidentiality - one of the core principles of medical ethics.
Good records support patient care - and can mean you're not vulnerable to criticism in the event of a complaint or claim.
Providing a statement will often be the last you hear of a matter, but there are occasions when you will need to attend court.
An overview of the coroner's role in the Republic of Ireland, plus notifying and reporting deaths.
Explaining the law surrounding assessing mental capacity in the Republic of Ireland.
Doctors have legal, ethical, and contractual obligations to obtain patients' consent for medical examination and treatment in most circumstances.
It's important to understand who can access medical records and what you can disclose. Our quick guide lays out the essential information.
2 March 2021
Getting a complaint response right first time is the best way to settle concerns and to reduce the risk of a complaint escalating.