Medico-Legal Articles

The below articles discuss the imperative need for doctors to provide patients with comprehensive and understandable information so that the patient can make an informed decision regarding treatment.

The articles highlight the merits of patient education, the common reasons for patient complaints and how doctors can minimise the risk of complaints, how patient education can improve doctor-patient communication and an overview of the High Court ruling in the cases of Rogers v. Whitaker and Chappel v. Hart, which defined informed-consent policy in Australia.