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Jun 2018 // read more
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SMC DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS
Christopher Chong
With the recent publicity of a number of disciplinary cases against doctors before the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), it is an opportune time to revisit this issue and consider how medical practitioners can best handle such complaints. In order to understand how to deal with SMC complaints, we ...
Category: Medical Ethics , Medical Practice , Professionalism , Health Law
Topic: Communication , Conduct , Regulation

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