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Avant's biannual member magazine, Connect, explores topics relevant to medical pracititoners using insights from our claims managers, medical advisors and in-house legal firm, Avant Law.
Many of the doctors we defend are surprised by the situations where they require our services. You don’t have to be a bad doctor to be the subject of a complaint. In this issue we examine some key common situations members face and require our support. Cases demonstrate the risks to doctors from the changing environment and patient attitudes. Avant Law solicitors and our medical advisors offer insights and advice to help manage these challenges.
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Blurred boundaries causes GP email privacy breach
Doctor disciplined for inappropriately treating family members
Prepare for My Health Record and ePIP changes
Disciplinary case a crucial reminder on delegation of care
Case highlights a patient's right to make an informed choice on who...
Inquest has implications for doctors around prescribing drugs of...
Physician disciplined due to indirect communication
Patient safety and privacy: where do you draw the line?
Who has access to medical records of a deceased relative?
Key tips for managing workplace issues
Be wary of rewarding patients for referrals
"It was just a peek": improper access of medical records
A sensitive subject: duty of care - managing patients with obesity
What should you do if a patient tries to 'friend' you on Facebook?
OSCE study guide: privacy obligations
What would you do if a patient tries to 'friend' you on Facebook?
Practical tips for a smooth transition to clinical training
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