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Doctor struck off for prescribing steroids
The doctor had acted carelessly, incompetently and improperly, in a way that constituted professional misconduct.
Australia
21 Jun 2017
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Obstetrician/gynaecologist drinks alcohol while on call
The appeal was ultimately dismissed, but the Tribunal was adamant that this was not seen as condoning his actions.
Australia
20 Jun 2017
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Euthanasia drugs characterised as palliative care rather than end-of-life treatment
The Tribunal was satisfied that the holistic approach adopted by Dr Syme was focused on supporting the patient in life.
Australia
20 Jun 2017
4
Eight year old loses thumb after delay in medical treatment
This decision is interesting in its consideration of 'expert peer opinion' within s5O of the Civil Liability Act 2002.
Australia
20 Jun 2017
5
NSW Parliament votes down bill to decriminalise abortion
With abortion still considered a crime in NSW, many have labelled the current position as 'archaic' and 'out of touch'.
Australia
20 Jun 2017
6
Doctor disqualified for poor medical practice, not maintaining appropriate boundaries and sexualised behaviour
This case provides a recent example of how authorities apply the unprofessional conduct provisions of the national law.
Australia
20 Jun 2017
7
Special Medical Procedures – when is treatment authorisation required? A look at the test through the lens of gender dysphoria
The High Court held that authorisation is required in cases where the medical procedure is not clinically necessary.
Australia
31 Mar 2017
8
Doctor found liable for professional misconduct in accessing estranged wife's medical records
He breached the Code of Conduct by failing to maintain professional boundaries and protect his wife's right to privacy.
Australia
14 Dec 2016
9
Adequate warning? Surgeon found not liable for failure to warn in elective surgery
The court found that Ms Morocz was adequately warned of the risks and potential side effects of the elective surgery.
Australia
14 Dec 2016
10
Time for change? A look at Queensland's abortion laws
Queensland has the most restrictive laws relating to abortion, which is still a crime under the State's criminal code.
Australia
14 Dec 2016
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When ‘Conservative Treatment' isn't enough: recognising and responding to clinical deterioration
A good communication system between staff is vital to be able to quickly and accurately identify deteriorating patients.
Australia
14 Dec 2016
12
Pain management regimes and opiate toxicity – a fine line
The unfortunate death of Mr Calder provides a warning to doctors in devising their pain management medication regimes.
Australia
14 Dec 2016
13
Mother left to die after home birth: the importance of regulation of private practicing midwives in home settings
This death also stresses the importance of intending parents being fully informed of risks associated in home.birth.
Australia
10 Oct 2016
14
Child dies after home birth: the importance of educating parents on the risks of non-hospital births
The case highlights the need for a mechanism to monitor pregnancies that occur outside the hospital system.
Australia
10 Oct 2016
15
Newcastle Private Hospital – Found to be negligent for failing to adhere to post-operativeclinical pathway
Liability was apportioned between the VMO, Dr.Brown, and the hospital on an 80/20 basis in favour of the hospital.
Australia
10 Oct 2016
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Peer accepted practice: consideration of the term ‘widely accepted practice' for medical treatment
Providing the best supporting evidence is necessary to prove that a treatment practice was 'widely accepted practice'.
Australia
10 Oct 2016
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Australia
9 Oct 2016
19
Australian Products – Labelling
An Information Standard has been created which sets out the new country of origin labelling for food sold in Australia.
Australia
27 Jul 2016
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Guidelines for medical practitioners performing cosmetic medical and surgical procedures
These guidelines have been issued to complement "Good Medical Practice: A code of conduct for doctors in Australia".
Australia
8 Jun 2016
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