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Sep 2017 // read more
The Basics of Fee-Splitting
Dr Chong Yeh Woei
What is fee-splitting or fee-sharing? This occurs when a party takes a fee from the consultation or procedure charge by the doctor. This fee serves as a kickback if there is no relationship between the size of the fee and the actual work that is done. The party can be a third-party administrator (TP...
Category: Medical Ethics
Topic: Fees

Aug 2017 // read more
Approach to Ethical Analysis in Clinical Medicine
Dr Devanand Anantham
Making ethical decisions in clinical practice is about doctors selecting the “right” choices. These “right” choices go beyond the appropriate use of current scientific knowledge, clinical reasoning and contextualisation, to the particular needs of the patient. To preserve pro...
Category: Medical Ethics

Jul 2016 // read more
Public Health Ethics
A/Prof Jason Yap
Public Health Ethics are the principles and values that guide professionals in what they do to promote health and prevent injury and disease in the population. The general medical ethical principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, justice and respect for autonomy are well known and they assist clin...
Category: Medical Ethics