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Guidance for clinicians on talking about dying
NEW guidance has been published to help doctors talk to patients who are coming to the end of their life.
Provide smoking cessation “opt-out” service
PATIENTS should be offered smoking cessation treatment automatically, unless they opt out, according to a new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
Professionalism for doctors - online training
SIGN up to MDDUS' new interactive online courses on professionalism.
GDC issues statement on direct-to-consumer orthodontics
THE GDC has published an updated statement on direct-to-consumer orthodontics, reaffirming that at present there is no effective substitute for a physical examination as the foundation for clinical assessment.
Trainee doctors suffer with psychological impact of pandemic
MORE than 40 per cent of junior doctors said they were suffering from depression, anxiety, stress or burnout which had worsened because of the pandemic in survey conducted in April 2021 by the BMA.
Fall in melanoma diagnoses worrying
A FALL in melanoma diagnoses by 28 per cent in April to November 2020 has experts worried that fewer people with suspicious skin lesions are seeing their GP.
Making decisions about CPR
Doctors will be familiar with the difficult challenge of dealing with advance decisions on the resuscitation of patients (DNACPR decisions) - more particularly so during the pandemic. What key issues need to be considered?
...Mr J returns to Dr N over a week later complaining of numbness in his lip and tongue...
...Dr P is accused of being abusive, insulting, ill-tempered and unprofessional. Dr B is specifically criticised for failing to intervene...
Action needed to boost vaccine uptake amongst health workers
TACKLING misinformation and mistrust is key to reducing Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers, a new UK study has found.