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Doctors Acting as Medical Witnesses

Description

Medical practitioners hold a high level of clinical independence resulting from highly specialised knowledge and skills on which their patients, the general public, the health care system and Australian judicial system rely upon.

Expert medical evidence is often critical to the administration of justice in legal proceedings involving health and medical matters. A medical practitioner may be called as a medical witness to give evidence in court, at a tribunal, or as part of an alternative dispute resolution process. Expert evidence provided by doctors can assist the courts or alternative dispute resolution process in making informed, fair decisions.

This module aims to help you understand the AMA Ethical Guidelines for Doctors Acting as Medical Witnesses 2011. Revised 2016 should you be called upon as the treating doctor or an independent expert witness.

About the education provider
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) is the most influential membership organisation representing registered medical practitioners and medical students of Australia. The AMA exists to promote and protect the professional interests of doctors and the health care needs of patients and communities.

Type
1 hour Online Learning

Accreditation
ACRRM 1 PDP
RACGP 2 QI&CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop a broad understanding of the AMA Ethical Guidelines for Doctors Acting as Medical Witnesses 2011. Revised 2016
  2. Name the principles that underpin the guidelines
  3. Engage in ethical practices when called upon as a medical witness in Australia.
Topics
  • Module Overview
  • Doctors Acting as Medical Witnesses

Focus
Clinical independence, Australian judicial system, expert medical evidence, administration of justice, legal proceedings, health and medical matters, court evidence, tribunal, dispute resolution, informed decision, independent expert witness, treating doctor, experience, expertise, assessors, court-appointed experts, referees, single joint experts, joint expert conclaves

Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctors in Training/DIT, Junior Doctor, Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor

Australian Medical Association
621057
Online Learning
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
RACGP: 2 pts
ACRRM - Fellow: 1 pt
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 1 pt
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