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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

Feb 2018 // read more
Treating Loved Ones and Yourself : When to Step Aside
Dr Neeta Satku
Almost every doctor has a story about how the course of a loved one’s illness has influenced the direction of their career, often in the hope of being able to one day change the outcome of their disease. When we finally find ourselves in a position to use our expertise for the benefit of those...
Category: Medical Practice

Dec 2015 // read more
DISCLOSURE INVOLVING MULTIPLE HEALTHCARE TEAMS
Dr Seow Wan Tew , DR Lee See Muah
Medical professionals have a primary duty to inform patients of any medical information that would be important or material to the patients in making medical decisions for the present and future. Discussing significant adverse medical events with patients and people close to them is seen as an ethic...
Category: Medical Ethics , Professionalism , Medical Practice
Topic: Conduct