FPM South Australian CME meeting
All FPM and ANZCA fellows are invited to join us in North Adelaide on Monday 14 November at 7pm for a face to face CME meeting "A complaint has been made about me. What's next?" presented Dr Lynne Rainey FANZCA, SA Medical Board and Ms Nicole Harris, Solicitor, Legal Services/Medical Indemnity. Places are limited.
The overall rate of complaints of patients against health care practitioners is rising, particularly since COVID. Most common complaints are about clinical care approaches, communication and billing. Chronic pain practitioners are exposed, particularly since the introduction of prescription restrictions. The exact impact of complaints on personal and professional lives of doctors remains unclear in the literature. Many doctors negotiate these challenges in silence. Some studies are suggesting significant psychological impact leading to burnout and higher mental health risk. Some describe effects on overall health care quality as physicians are more likely to change their care practices, involving defensive medicine practices.
To better understand how medico-legal issues can affect their personal and professional lives, we will explore the complaints process from all aspects, with representation from clinicians, the Medical Board and legal support from an indemnity organisation as well as a health psychologist. Come and join us for what is going to be a challenging and interesting evening.
ANZCA SA Regional Office - 168 Ward Street, North Adelaide.
Cost and registration
There is no cost to attend this meeting. Please register online today.
Continuing professional development (CPD)
Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD Program can claim the following credits: Knowledge and skills categories: Lectures for one credit per hour. We will automatically credit your attendance to your CPD portfolio within 14 days of the conclusion of the meeting.
The college is monitoring the situation via Australian and New Zealand government websites where coronavirus (COVID-19) health alerts are regularly updated with the latest medical advice and official reports.
In the meantime, this event is going ahead as scheduled.
Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our fellows, trainees, international medical graduate specialists and staff, and we will act on any advice from our governments and keep our fellows and trainees informed of any developments in relation to infection control and our exams or meetings.
For further information, please contact us.
SA ANZCA Regional Office, North Adelaide