Achieving a satisfactory outcome with a difficult patient

Interactions can be challenging for a number of reasons and these reasons can be grouped into the following: patient, doctor, disease, and system, says Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury, medicolegal consultant at Medical Protection.

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Employees: rights and obligations in the medical practice

When employing staff in your rooms it is always advisable to have a written agreement signed to indicate that both parties accept certain terms and conditions as negotiated/ agreed upon between the two parties.

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Dealing ethically with medical waste

In disposing of medical waste, healthcare practitioners need to consider their ethical and professional obligations and be willing to provide evidence of compliance, if needed.

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Medical records and POPI

The fundamental right to privacy is included in the Constitution and this underpins current and future legislation in protecting the patient.

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Does GDPR apply to your patients?

General Data Protection Regulation is an international regulation.

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How to manage an HIV-positive patient

In SA, many citizens are affected by HIV/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome and access to treatment, fairness in the workplace and the right to privacy are issues which have been debated for many years.

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