How to prevent doctor burnout

How to prevent doctor burnout

  Burnout might seem like part of the package for doctors’ work-life balance in New Zealand. However, it’s dangerous not to learn how to deal with and prevent doctor burnout.
The most common causes of medical errors and how to avoid them

The most common causes of medical errors and how to avoid them

Even the best doctors in the world are only human, and humans make mistakes. Fatigue, sickness, even just a distraction can all spell serious malpractice for any doctor, experienced or not, so it pays to get to know the common causes of medical errors.
What a medical negligence complaint really costs doctors

What a medical negligence complaint really costs doctors

It might seem like cases of medical negligence and medical malpractice are easy targets for viewer-hungry media networks. They’ve got it all: courtroom drama, big payouts, angry defendants — but the reality is quite different for the actual doctors involved. Even if they aren’t to blame, it can end up costing them a lot, and in more ways than one.
Ghost of Malpractice Past: Why retrospective insurance cover matters

Ghost of Malpractice Past: Why retrospective insurance cover matters

  Where do you see yourself five years from now? Working in a hospital? A private medical centre? Maybe even opening your own practice. But no matter what you’re planning to do, we bet that it doesn’t include having to deal with a malpractice complaint from your time as a resident doctor.
The most common medical malpractice complaints doctors need to know

The most common medical malpractice complaints doctors need to know

  Everybody makes mistakes; even the most highly trained doctors. But by recognising the most common types of medical malpractice complaints, young doctors can learn how to provide better care for their patients and avoid the ire of the HDC or Medical Council at the same time.
Medical indemnity: Protecting patient confidentiality [Case Study]

Medical indemnity: Protecting patient confidentiality [Case Study]

Dr H was faced with a problem. He was working with a patient, M, over the course of several months, and seemed to be making good progress. One day, he was contacted by a government agency. It requested sensitive material about M’s health—so sensitive, in fact, that Dr H felt that to comply would breach patient confidentiality.