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Post mortem declined

Can a patient request not to have a post mortem?

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Guide

Raising concerns

Our advice for raising concerns in your organisation.

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Case study

Raising concerns about a colleague

After seeing a colleague drinking heavily before returning to work, a trainee called the MDU for advice on whether they should raise a concern over risks to patient safety.

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Guide

Dealing with racism from patients

We live in a multicultural society but racist attitudes persist and even now, some patients are not inhibited about expressing them.

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News

New powers for the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

The role of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has been expanded to include how whistleblowing complaints are handled

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Guide

Conscientious objection

A doctor's personal beliefs or conscientious objection to a treatment may prevent them from agreeing to carry out certain actions.

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Journal

MDU podcasts: learn on the go

Pop your headphones on and listen to our new medico-legal podcasts.

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Journal

What should I do if I encounter racism from a patient?

If you face racial discrimination from patients on the ward or in a surgery, there are several things you can do.

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Guide

Dealing with challenging patients

Patients become ‘challenging’ for a number of reasons. Here, we advise on managing the patient while protecting yourself, staff and other patients.

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