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Articles and features 27/10/2017

Presumed consent for organ donation

Presumed consent for organ donation

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Dr James Thorpe, Editor-in-Chief of New Doctor, reports on the evolving legislation surrounding organ transplantation

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Hot topic: Include reflections in your ePortfolio

Hot topic: Include reflections in your ePortfolio

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Drawing upon a recently reported case, Medical Protection’s Senior Medicolegal Adviser Dr Pallavi Bradshaw emphasises why it is important to include reflections in your ePortfolio.

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Articles and features 27/10/2017

Consent success

Consent success

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Top ten tips to assist foundation doctors when consenting a patient for a procedure

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Articles and features 27/10/2017

Ask MPS: Probity

Ask MPS: Probity

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New Doctor Editor-in-Chief and Medicolegal Adviser Dr James Thorpe demonstrates why probity is paramount to the role of a foundation doctor.

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Articles and features 27/10/2017

A difficult conversation

A difficult conversation

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When it comes to Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Medical Protection’s Medicolegal Adviser Dr Nicky King reflects on a junior doctor’s position

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Articles and features 27/10/2017

From ward to world

From ward to world

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Dr Robert Molloy reflects on his time working as a young doctor in Christchurch, New Zealand. When an earthquake struck, his year abroad took a very different turn

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Articles and features 28/09/2017

Challenging interactions with colleagues

Challenging interactions with colleagues

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Poor communication between doctors lies at the heart of many complaints, claims and disciplinary actions. Dr Mark Dinwoodie, Medical Protection’s Director of Education, explains the importance of maintaining good relationships with colleagues and communicating effectively with other health professionals

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Articles and features 28/09/2017

On the ward: Everyday consent dilemmas

On the ward: Everyday consent dilemmas

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Dr James Thorpe, Medicolegal Adviser at Medical Protection, reflects on a common issue where junior doctors are asked to perform roles outside their competence, in particular taking informed consent for surgical procedures and other invasive investigations

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Articles and features 28/09/2017

Top tips for staying safe on social media

Top tips for staying safe on social media

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Foundation doctors are increasingly using social media and smartphone apps to communicate with each other and senior colleagues. While this has many advantages, there are pitfalls to consider. Dr James Thorpe, Medicolegal Adviser at Medical Protection, investigates.

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Articles and features 15/03/2017

Dealing with complaints

Dealing with complaints

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Kirsty Plowman considers how complaints can affect you and offers tips for tackling any you may receive

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