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  • Internet Disruptions in The Doctor-Patient Relationship. [Journal Article]
    Med Law Rev. 2020 May 17 [Online ahead of print]Freckelton IR
  • The ubiquitous access by patients to online information about health issues is disrupting the traditional doctor-patient relationship in fundamental ways. The knowledge imbalance has shifted and the last nails are being hammered into the coffin of medical paternalism. Ready access to Dr Google has many positive aspects but the risk of undiscerning acceptance by patients of unscientific, out-of-da…
  • Concussion, Defamation and the Ringside Doctor. [Journal Article]
    J Law Med. 2019 Oct; 27(1):55-65.Freckelton I
  • Ringside doctors play a vital public health role in protecting fighters from the deleterious effects of concussive and other injuries which are reasonably foreseeable from the contests in which they engage. This column reviews a landmark action for defamation taken by a ringside doctor against a media organisation that published a critique of his performance of his role in a high-profile boxing b…
  • Doctors, Defamation and Damages: Medical Practitioners Fighting Back. [Journal Article]
    J Law Med. 2019 Oct; 27(1):20-28.Freckelton I, Popa T
  • In three judgments in favour of New South Wales medical practitioners between 2017 and 2019 the Supreme Court awarded ordinary and aggravated damages for harm done to professional reputations. The decisions in Al Muderis v Duncan (No 3) [2017] NSWSC 726, O'Neill v Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] NSWSC 655 and Tavakoli v Imisides (No 4) [2019] NSWSC 7 are considered in the context…
  • The Trial of Convoy PQ17 and the Royal Navy in Post-War British Cultural Memory. [Journal Article]
    20 Century Br Hist. 2019 Jun 23 [Online ahead of print]Houghton F
  • This article explores the 1970 case of Broome v. Cassell & Co. in which an elderly wartime naval officer was awarded unprecedented damages for defamation in David Irving's account of the sinking of wartime Allied convoy PQ17 in 1942. The article examines the discourses and images deployed in this landmark British libel action, as a means of analysing how cultural memories of convoy PQ17 and the w…
  • Social media guidelines: a review for health professionals and faculty members. [Journal Article]
    Clin Teach. 2019 10; 16(5):442-447.Hennessy CM, Smith CF, … Ferns G
  • CONCLUSIONS: The guidelines predominantly focus on the risks of using social media. Although this is necessary, it is likely to inhibit the exploration of the potential uses of social media in health care education and practice. All of the guidance documents from governing bodies encourage the use of social media to engage with patients and to network with colleagues; however, there is relatively little practical guidance on how to use social media as a health professional. This article offers some practical advice for faculty members who wish to run development sessions on how to use social media for professional purposes. … there is relatively little practical guidance on how to use social media as a health professional.
  • Were our critics right about the Stasi? [Historical Article]
    Politics Life Sci. 2019 05 01; 38(1):32-61.Geissler E, Sprinkle RH
  • CONCLUSIONS: The HIV-from-Fort-Detrick myth, most effectively promoted by Jakob Segal acting independently of any state's security service, was not, contrary to claims, a Stasi success.
  • StatPearls: Defamation [BOOK]
    . StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL) Ronquillo Yasmyne Y Hoopes Vision Research Center Varacallo Matthew M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky School of Medicine BOOK
  • A 33-year old female underwent elective breast augmentation and botulinum toxin injections 2 weeks ago. After the dressing came off, she was not satisfied with the result. The surgeon had told her she had to wait until the swelling and edema subsided, only then would she see the cosmetic benefits. The patient went on social media and posted negative reviews about the surgeon. She claimed she had …
  • Perception of sexual ramification among women toward male doctors in today's Indian society. [Journal Article]
    Transl Behav Med. 2018 09 08; 8(5):771-775.Nagarajappa R, Bapat S, … Jain H
  • The objective of the study was to assess the perception of women patients toward attitude of health professionals who have undergone physical examination.A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among 1,257 women. A self-administered structured questionnaire comprising of 16 questions was designed to assess perception of patients toward attitude of health professionals.Mean perception sc…
  • Confronting online social aggression in Hong Kong: A wake-up call. [Review]
    Int J Law Psychiatry. 2017 Sep - Oct; 54:1-15.Ong R
  • Online bullying as a form of online aggression is an increasingly growing phenomenon that is experienced by all age groups. Apart from the use of technology, online bullying shares the same attributes as conventional bullying. This includes a power imbalance vis-a-vis the bully and the victim and the victims' feeling of helplessness. Its impact however, is greater resulting in severe psychologica…
  • Liability for Diagnosing Malingering. [Journal Article]
    J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2017 Sep; 45(3):339-347.Weiss KJ, Van Dell L
  • Malingering is a medical diagnosis, but not a psychiatric disorder. The label imputes that an evaluee has intentionally engaged in false behavior or statements. By diagnosing malingering, psychiatrists pass judgment on truthfulness. Evaluees taking exception to the label may claim that the professional has committed defamation of character (libel or slander) when the diagnosis is wrong and costs …
  • StatPearls: Expert Witness [BOOK]
    . StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL) Ronquillo Yasmyne Y Hoopes Vision Research Center Robinson Kenneth J. KJ University Of Connecticut Nouhan Patricia P. PP WSUSOM, St John Hospital Affiliate BOOK
  • Members of the medical profession may be asked to testify sometime during their career. It is in the best interest of the legal and medical professions if this testimony, in either a civil or criminal case, is scientifically sound and provided by an unbiased expert witness. Medical professionals, as members of the medical community, patient advocates, and private citizens, have a professional and…
    Physician Leadersh J. 2017 Mar; 4(2):32-34.Stevens D
  • What people say online about you and your practice is important. Harsh words and missed opportunities to strengthen your interactions can reflect on your leadership skills unless you take proactive measures.
  • Rightful Discharge: Making "Termination" Mean It Is Really Over: Part 1-Issues and Legislation. [Journal Article]
    Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2016 Jan/Mar; 35(1):39-46.Mitchell MS, Koen CM, Carmichael AJ
  • One of the most difficult undertakings for any employer is carrying out a decision to terminate an employee. Of all the employment-related actions taken by employers, the act of termination creates the greatest risk of legal liability. Many claims of employment discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission arise from the act of termination. In many federal courts, employme…
  • Social Media in the Dental School Environment, Part B: Curricular Considerations. [Journal Article]
    J Dent Educ. 2015 Oct; 79(10):1153-66.Spallek H, Turner SP, … Karimbux N
  • The goal of this article is to describe the broad curricular constructs surrounding teaching and learning about social media in dental education. This analysis takes into account timing, development, and assessment of the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to effectively use social media tools as a contemporary dentist. Three developmental stages in a student's path to becoming a …
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