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Court Wrangles Too Common
Written by Mr Chad Edwards-Smith   
Thursday, 28 April 2016

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Disputes in the family court complicate doctors’ mandatory obligations. 

 
Hepatitis C Management
Written by Dr Donna Mak   
Thursday, 28 April 2016

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Growing demand for Hep C management is prompting WA Health changes.

 
Life and Death Decisions
Written by Dr Gerry Cartmel   
Thursday, 28 April 2016

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Who are the right people to decide when to stop suffering?

 
A Price On Your Head?
Written by Dr Philippa Hawkings   
Thursday, 28 April 2016

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UK junior doctors are doing it tough and here is why?

 
For Safety's Sake
Written by Dr Geoff Kirkman   
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Kirkman-Geoff-Dr-Oct09In the real world, good communicators use real words.

 
Fund and Act!
Written by Ms Margaret Doherty   
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Doherty-Margaret-Ms Feb13It's a fine thing to have a plan, but when it comes to mental health, we need action.

 
Tipping Point for Reform
Written by Mr Geoff Diver   
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Diver-Geoff-Mr-2 110A coronial inquest into the deaths of five people hospitalised in the SMHS catchment provides lessons.

 
Families Vital to Donor Rates
Written by Mr Bruce McDowell   
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

McDowell-Bruce-Mr Mar16Without donor families included in policy, organ donation rates will continue to lag.

 
Inquiry into Tick-Borne Disease
Written by Senator Dio Wang   
Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Wang-Zhang-Dio-Senator Mar16Division over Lyme-like illness must stop and patient care must begin.

 
Damage of Pell No-show
Written by Dr Richard Sallie   
Tuesday, 01 March 2016

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Hard-working church members are being affected by the Pell controversy.

 
Best Practice, Individual Experiences
Written by Dr Fraser Brims and Dr Annette McWilliams   
Tuesday, 01 March 2016

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Evidence and guidelines are not there for nothing.

 
Abortion in Era of Population Decline
Written by Dr Colin Smyth   
Tuesday, 01 March 2016

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Abortion is a tragic loss of potential Australians.

 
Abortion is Medical not Criminal
Written by Dr Kamala Emanuel   
Tuesday, 01 March 2016

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National abortion laws are needed and stigma removed.

 
Ombudsman’s view
Written by Ms Samantha Gavel   
Monday, 01 February 2016

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Doctors do have some recourse to the complaints process through the Ombudsman.

 
Negotiate not litigate
Written by Ms Cheryl McDonald   
Monday, 01 February 2016

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Common sense needs to prevail in the complaints process to curb costs.

 
The Act and carers
Written by Ms Morag Smith   
Monday, 01 February 2016

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The Carers Act requires information sharing but confidentiality is still a priority.

 
Wasting skills of older docs
Written by Dr KC Wan   
Monday, 01 February 2016

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Consigning older doctors to retirement is a waste of money and skills.

 
Heavy hand makes hard work
Written by Dr Paddy Hanrahan   
Monday, 01 February 2016

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Poor communication remains a barrier to conflict resolution.

 
Bureaucracy’s priorities on display
Written by Dr Rob Davies   
Tuesday, 01 December 2015

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Words, Words, Words … but where’s the action?

 
Transparency urgently needed
Written by Dr Michael Marsh   
Tuesday, 01 December 2015

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Appointments to boards and panels must be transparent.

 
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