In this issue:
Issue 26, Spring 2023
Consent is too often seen as a transaction rather than a conversation, says Dr Michael Quinn. He believes the process must evolve in the interests of patients and doctors - and that technology can support this transition.
Society expects a great deal from doctors, but the standards they are held accountable to must be achievable and not set them up to fail.
The MDU is proud to back a national campaign seeking to address the issue of fatigue within healthcare.
We've announced dates for our latest virtual courses, both of which focus on effectively managing and resolving conflict.
Sean Weaver and Cassandra Cameron from the HSIB ask what the introduction of 'safe space' means for safety investigations in English healthcare.
"'Safe space' will prohibit the disclosure of any information, document, equipment, or other item held by HSSIB in connection with an investigation... "
What should you do if you find yourself on the receiving end of unwelcome attention from a patient?
The MDU's Dr Oliver Lord explains the importance of being aware of and challenging our implicit biases, and why every doctor could benefit from unconscious bias training.
When a member received conflicting information about the need to complete a form after a patient's death, they called the MDU for advice.
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