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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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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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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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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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News

Speaking up for patient safety

More and more members are contacting the MDU for advice on raising concerns about patient safety.

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Journal

Working under pressure

What should doctors do when faced with the prospect of working in unsafe systems?

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Guide

Domestic abuse: your legal and ethical duty

Doctors and other healthcare professionals have a duty to be alert to signs of domestic abuse.

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Case study

Fixated threat assessment centre

A confidentiality question arose after an MDU member was asked to disclose information about a patient who potentially posed a threat to a public figure.

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