This is a 2-part webinar on medical negligence. Unlike the usual medicolegal seminars, where avoidance of litigation and defensive medicine is discussed, we are going to explore this topic from a clinician’s point of view, and how the practice of Good Medicine is naturally a preventive measure of possible litigations.
Unlike the usual medicolegal seminars, where avoidance of litigation and defensive medicine is discussed, we are going to explore this topic from a clinician’s point of view, and how the practice of Good Medicine is the most effective prevention of possible litigations.
Who is it for?
These seminars are suitable for junior doctors and both GP & non-GP specialists in public service and/or private practice.
Dates & Times
These seminars are a 60 minutes each, with an additional 20 minutes of Q&A.
There are two sessions available for each part:
PART I – 7pm Tues 2nd June or 8am Sat 6th June
PART II – 7pm Tues 9th June or 8am Sat 13th June
$15 (+GST) per session.
Places are limited to 30 participants per session, so that we are able to facilitate an effective Q&A session. Buy you tickets via EventBrite below:
This is an online webinar via Zoom Webinar.
About the Event
In the first part of these seminar, we will look at:
- what is medical negligence and the laws that govern it
- differences between criminal and civil negligence
- the components that makes up a negligence claim
Landmark cases, and other interesting cases will be used to illustrate how these laws were developed and how they were applied. If you like good medicolegal stories and learning about how your clinical practice measures up in the courts of law, this should be of interest to you.
In Part II we dig deeper to explore the concepts of Duty of Care and find out what determines the Standards of Care. This session will delve into the essential components of medical negligence:
- What is a duty of care and who do we owe a duty of care?
- What constitutes standard of care?
- Who and how is the standard of care determined?
- How does good medical practice prevent medical negligence?
Again, landmark cases, and interesting cases will be used to illustrate how these laws were developed and applied. There will be more good medicolegal stories and we will conclude by examining aspects of what good medical practice entails.
About the Speaker:
Dr Lily Vrtik is a plastic & reconstructive surgeon based in Brisbane, Australia. Her clinical practice includes a VMO position at Princess Alexandra Hospital, a clinical role in the RAAF specialist reserves, as well as her own busy private practice. She holds multiple teaching positions, including clinical lecturer at the UQ Medical School, course instructor/coordinator for the national EMSB (Early Management of Severe Burns) Courses, and clinical instructor for ASCA (Australian Skin Cancer Academy). She also works in medical indemnity, with as a clinical adviser in underwriting and risk assessment. She prefers to work on the side with the doctors and provides support for doctors in need. She is currently working on her Masters of Health Law at the Sydney Law School and it was during her studies that she discovered her love for the perfect combination of Medicine, Law and Teaching.