• 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 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

    Future Leaders Communiqué

    Click here to learn more about the newest addition to the Communiqué family

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 1 Issue 1 October 2016

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 1 Issue 1 October 2016

    Welcome to this edition of the Communiqué in which we discuss the benefits and potential dangers of medical protocols. To illustrate this we include a case review of the death of a patient that occurred in part, due to the strict adherence of local protocols.

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