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Doctors Acting as Medical Witnesses

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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.

Type
1 hour Online Learning

Accreditation
ACRRM 1 hour

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a broad understanding of the AMA Ethical Guidelines for Doctors Acting as Medical Witnesses 2011. Revised 2016
  • Name the principles that underpin the guidelines
  • 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

    Provider name

    Australian Medical Association

    Provider number

    621057

    Type

    Online Education

    Duration

    1h : 0m

    CPD Points/Hours

    MBA: 1h : 0m
    ACRRM - Fellow: 1 pt
    ACRRM - Non Fellow: 1 pt

    AMA Member

    Free

    Non-AMA Member

    $33.00 inc. of GST

    Topic

    Ethics and Professionalism

    Audience

    Medical Practitioner, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

    Delivery
    Title
    Doctors Acting as Medical Witnesses
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Workplace Investigations
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    CPD Points
    MBA: 1h : 0m
    Price
    Free
    Price Details
    AMA Member - Free, Non-AMA Member - $33.00 inc. of GST
    Location
    Online
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