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Sep 2018 // read more
Practising Within Competence
Dr Hairil Rizal Abdullah , Mr Lim Gim Hui
Introduction “Competence” is a term that carries substantial responsibility. Regardless of profession, when we say one is competent, certain expectations are raised. Airline pilots in their duties of flying passengers are held accountable to a set of standards. They are expected to ke...
Category: Professionalism
Topic: Collegiality , Communication , Conduct , Professional Accountability

Jun 2018 // read more
Christopher Chong , A/Prof Cheong Pak Yean , Dr Anantham Devanand , Anil Changaroth , Dr Tommy Tan
With the recent publicity of a number of disciplinary cases against doctors before the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), it is an opportune time to revisit this issue and consider how medical practitioners can best handle such complaints. In order to understand how to deal with SMC complaints, we ...
Category: Medical Ethics , Medical Practice , Professionalism , Health Law
Topic: Communication , Conduct , Regulation

Mar 2017 // read more
Common Pitfalls in Clinician-Patient Communications
Dr T Thirumoorthy
Introduction Effective communication skills in medical practice are associated with enhanced patient satisfaction, greater adherence to medication regimens, improved selfmanagement, better health outcomes,1 reduced medical costs2 and decreased risks of malpractice claims.3 Ineffective communicati...
Category: Professionalism
Topic: Communication