There was a time when we didn’t think too much about the value of our personal information. But you only have to look at the financial valuations of the tech giants Facebook and Google to appreciate the business value of personal information.
What we sometimes find, when reviewing medical records as part of responding to a claim or complaint, is that additional, important information is not in the medical records which would have assisted in responding to concerns. Conversely, occasionally we have also found information within the medical record that should not be included.
In our conversations with members and clients, they often report that their understanding of where their ‘duty of care’ begins and ends is confusing and they rightly seek clarity from us.
From 1 October 2021, Australians seeking access to nicotine vaping products will need a prescription. GPs are now likely to see not just those wanting to quit smoking, but also those who want to continue vaping.
Our recent webinars focussing on the over-prescribing of opioids in treating chronic pain and on the practicalities of treating patients with chronic pain have been a hit with our members. Don’t miss our next webinar on 20 October 2021!
How do you manage a client who will not follow your advice?
This is one of the most common concerns that midwives call us about.
With COVID restrictions and limitations still in place in some States our 2021 AGM will be held as a hybrid meeting providing members with the option to either attend in person or via video conference. It is being held on Saturday, 20 November 2021 at the Hilton Hotel Adelaide commencing at 9:00am (ACDT).
Last year, as part of MIGA’s 120th Anniversary, we delved into the history of medicine. We explored a number of medical discoveries and advancements which proved to be equal parts ‘amazing’ and ‘fascinating’. With National Anaesthesia Day occurring this month, find out more about the advent of anaesthesia with Dr Christine Ball.