On the 21st of December MIGA marks 120 years of service to the healthcare profession. It is a significant milestone and provides an opportunity to contemplate our roots, to celebrate the relationships we have nurtured and to reflect on the values that have sustained us.
According to the latest Penington Institute figures, there were 904 unintentional overdose deaths involving opioids in Australia in 2017, and opioids are the most common element in unintentional overdose death, trebling in the last 10 years.
No matter how serious an employee’s conduct may appear, employers need to be mindful of the steps they should consider taking to avoid facing an unfair dismissal claim, general protections claim, discrimination/equal opportunity claim, breach of contract claim or workers’ compensation claim.
In September 2019, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released a “Guide to health privacy” document, which provides a useful summary of “key concepts” in this area and clarifies a number of relevant privacy issues for our members.
Too often people unfortunately seek comfort in the belief that “it could never happen to me”. Yet insurance claims reported tell us otherwise. They remind us that businesses suffer losses every day.
MIGA’s Practice Risk Assessment is an opportunity to have a one on one discussion with Megan Sheldon our Education Risk Advisor, to identify gaps in your practice’s policies and procedures that may contribute to potential claims and complaints.
Life is full of choices, and a medical student’s decision to help a community in need is a momentous one. It has wide reaching effects, particularly for the individuals and communities who inevitably welcome their skills and assistance with open arms.
Managing client expectations can be a challenging part of providing midwifery services.
The positive and constructive comments received about the support we provide through medico-legal advice and risk education reinforces our commitment to this part of our service delivery.