MDU journal spring 2018

If a patient presents with an injury caused by a weapon, as a doctor you are faced with some very particular questions about how to handle the situation.

For example, if you think there's a reason or requirement to inform the authorities, how would you balance this with your duty of confidentiality to the patient?

In the latest MDU journal, we look at the medico-legal considerations of treating injuries from weapons and how to weigh up the potential priorities. Read the article and test your knowledge to earn one hour of CPD.

Also in this issue:

  • Addressing mortality rates in patients with learning disabilities
  • In safe hands: stories of MDU support
  • Breast cancer advisory complaints analysis
  • Introducing HSIB

...and much more.

Read the issue in full.

This guidance was correct at publication 25/05/2018. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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