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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

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

Aug 2015 // read more
Understanding Privacy and Confidentiality in Medical Practice
Dr T Thirumoorthy
The preservation of privacy and confidentiality is enshrined in the doctor-patient relationship by the principle of patient autonomy. Patients have a right to authorise or decline access about matters relating to themselves. Privacy is a complex concept which does not lend itself to a simple definit...
Category: Professionalism , Medical Ethics , Medical Practice
Topic: Conduct