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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

Mar 2017 // read more
Common Pitfalls in Clinician-Patient Communications
Dr T Thirumoorthy
Introduction Effective communication skills in medical practice are associated with enhanced patient satisfaction, greater adherence to medication regimens, improved selfmanagement, better health outcomes,1 reduced medical costs2 and decreased risks of malpractice claims.3 Ineffective communicati...
Category: Professionalism
Topic: Communication

Nov 2016 // read more
Core Communication Skills in the Medical Interview
Dr T Thirumoorthy
Introduction The medical interview is probably the most important and most frequently used clinical tool. An average physician in active clinical practice would be doing six to seven thousand medical interviews in a year. Good medical interview skills ensure that the doctor collects all the impo...
Category: Professionalism
Topic: Communication