Welcome to your new edition of New Doctor and the first of 2013. The cover story of this issue charts the story of Tom who left the confines of a large London teaching hospital to travel to Ethiopia for a year to drive up patient safety standards in Addis Ababa. Read about how he won a patient safety prize for his efforts.
Every doctor will face difficult situations from time to time where it is necessary for the treating team to draw on their collective experience to achieve a desirable outcome. Have a look at the dilemmas featured below:
Another thought-provoking article is Dr Paul Nisselle’s piece on the key ethical principles governing medical practice. This piece describes the interlocking relationship between ethics and the law, knowledge essential for any practising doctor.
This topic is so important we’ve supplemented the article with two online modules, why not have a look and download a certificate of completion for inclusion in your ePortfolio. I hope you enjoy the issue.
Dr Gordon McDavid – Editor-in-chief
MPS Medicolegal Adviser