• Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 3 July 2017

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 3 July 2017

    Welcome to the fourth issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué, our sister publication to the Clinical Communiqué and the Residential Aged Care Communiqué. Since the launch of this version with junior practitioner inspired content, the response has been fantastic, with feedback telling us how well the issues are resonating with our recently graduated colleagues.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2017

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2017

    Our guest editor for this issue is Dr Hannah Cross who has just completed her second post-graduate year at a large metropolitan hospital and will commence the psychiatry training program this year. Dr Cross has a background in law and a key interest in psychiatry, ethics and forensic medicine. She writes a powerful reflective editorial about her own experiences around the issue of missed diagnoses and the dangers of making assumptions.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 2 April 2018

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 2 April 2018

    Welcome to the April 2018 issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. In this issue, we will review the coronial inquest into the death of a woman shortly after her attendance at a small rural hospital. The doctor presiding over this patient’s care was a junior doctor who was operating in an under-resourced and under-supported environment. This is not an uncommon experience for junior doctors, so we have decided to explore this area further in this issue.

  • Golden Rules for General Surgery – Professor Jonathan Serpell

    Golden Rules for General Surgery – Professor Jonathan Serpell

    Always see the patient, take a history and examine them and record your findings in the patient record – More mistakes are made in medicine by not looking than by not knowing. Avoid phone orders without reviewing the patient. The clinical assessment of the patient should be the baseline against which all other information, including […]

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 3 July 2018

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 3 July 2018

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to this issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. We will reflect on two cases where pressured discharge planning sadly preceded tragic outcomes.

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