HealthFiles | April 201810 April 2018 | Insurance & Health Law
Welcome back to HealthFiles. The rise of the superbug - it sounds like the title of a low rating B grade movie, but unfortunately, it is much more sinister than that. Globally, at least 700,000 people die each year from superbugs, and that number is...
HealthFiles | November 20174 December 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
This issue of HealthFiles examines consent in a medico-legal context. We look at how to take informed consent from a patient, consent issues around body dysphoria and gender change in minors, and whether having a different surgeon from the one you thought...
HealthFiles | August 201714 August 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
The Commonwealth Fund is a private US Foundation whose stated purpose is to “promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable and the...
HealthFiles | June 20171 June 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
At the beginning of April the story of Shyam Acharya was front page and headline news. No small feat when one considers what is happening in the world today. Mr Acharya fled the country after being charged with falsely representing himself as a doctor. It...
HealthFiles | February 20171 March 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
“Sufficient unto the day is one baby. As long as you are in your right mind don't you ever pray for twins. Twins amount to a permanent riot; and there ain't any real difference between triplets and an insurrection.” - Mark Twain 1879...
HealthFiles | January 201731 January 2017 | Insurance & Health Law
Mental illness is a tragic reality for many Australians, and the nature of the illness is such that it has an extraordinary extended impact on the person’s family, friends and workplace. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reports suicide...