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We live in a multicultural society but racist attitudes persist and even now, some patients are not inhibited about expressing them.
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.
The role of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has been expanded to include how whistleblowing complaints are handled
A doctor's personal beliefs or conscientious objection to a treatment may prevent them from agreeing to carry out certain actions.
Patients become ‘challenging’ for a number of reasons. Here, we advise on managing the patient while protecting yourself, staff and other patients.
More and more members are contacting the MDU for advice on raising concerns about patient safety.
What should doctors do when faced with the prospect of working in unsafe systems?
Doctors and other healthcare professionals have a duty to be alert to signs of domestic abuse.
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.