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Who is responsible for patient care when treatment is started in hospital?
Healthcare professionals must be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong that causes harm or distress, or has the potential to do so.
Good communication and clear practice policies can help GP practices manage appointments more effectively without compromising safety.
Weight should be a subject for conversation, not confrontation, says GP, educator and author Dr Rachel Pryke.
Dr Alia Mednuik examines and explains how clinicians can best navigate the process of deprescribing dependency-forming medications.
An MDU member called for advice about a patient's relative, who held lasting power of attorney for decisions made about the patient's care.
Our webinar covers what you need to know about assessing a patient's capacity to make decisions about their treatment, and other key areas.
Consent is too often seen as a transaction rather than a conversation, says Dr Michael Quinn. He believes the process must evolve in the interests of patients and doctors - and that technology can support this transition.
The MDU's Dr Oliver Lord explains the importance of being aware of and challenging our implicit biases, and why every doctor could benefit from unconscious bias training.