190244 - Medico-legal CPD Quiz 2
This online education activity involves the close reading of articles and reflection on their content to answer questions designed to help the participant engage with key medico-legal learnings. The topics covered are aimed at helping doctors to meet their professional obligations and include issues around prescribing, capacity to consent, as well as workplace rights and responsibilities. It should take around 2 hours to complete the entire activity; which can be completed over multiple sittings.Relevance to General Practice
An increased frequency with which opioid analgesics are being prescribed, particularly in the treatment of non-cancer chronic pain, has seen an associated rise in the incidence of opioid-related harms in the community. A 2015 Australian study of 645 GP vocational trainees found little evidence of trainees using any addiction-risk mitigation strategies and reported 15 instances of opioid analgesic prescribing for dependency indications.
In the 16–17 financial year, the third most common reason MDA National members sought support in practice was for advice on consent.
A study of the occurrence of bullying in the Australian medical workforce surveyed 747 doctors. Of the responding GPs, 21% indicated experiencing bullying. Similar results were found in a recent beyondblue study of doctors’ and medical students’ mental health. Between 2013 and 2017, 12 complaints relating to doctors’ behaviour were referred to the AHPRA performance and professional standards panel.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
Rational prescribing and medication monitoring is undertaken
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
Adherence to relevant codes and standards of ethical and professional behaviour
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Ethical business processes and practices, and effective governance structures are implemented
- Adult health
- Care of older people
- Children and young people health
- Addiction medicine