Viewpoint: End the silence
We need to talk about suicide.
Ethics: Out of office – the ethics of taking a break
Holidays and even the shortest breaks in working days have moral force.
Advice: Ending your professional relationship with a patient
Making a clean break when trust between you and a patient has broken down.
First person: A long road
Professor John Gibson tells how he and his family responded to their grief over a devastating loss by undertaking an audacious challenge to raise awareness of suicide prevention.
Case file: Reduced treatment time
...Mr V was 10 minutes late for a 15-minute appointment slot, leaving only five minutes for assessment and treatment...
Case file: Disclosure to social services
...Social services is asking Dr P to advise them of any concerns regarding Kate’s health and welfare...
Advice: Unwanted advances
How would you deal with the difficult situation of a patient making romantic advances?
Risk: Don't get caught out on indemnity
You wouldn't drive a car without insurance - the same applies to appropriate professional indemnity.
Case file: Long tooth
...It is claimed that the bone loss present contraindicated fixture placement without extensive bone grafting...
MDDUS responds to BMA report on experiences of LGBTQ+ doctors
MDDUS medico-legal adviser Dr Gordon McDavid commented on the British Medical Association report on LGBTQ+ doctors’ experiences.