Welcome to the October 2018 issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. In this issue, we will be exploring how difficulties in recognising and communicating abnormal results from laboratory and imaging investigations leads to significant patient harm.
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.
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.
Welcome to the sixth issue of the Future Leaders Communiqué. Our guest editor for this issue is Dr Joey Lam; a doctor undertaking physician training in rural and regional Victoria. Originally trained as a physiotherapist in acute aged care and rehabilitative medicine, Joey continues to dedicate her career to learning and exploring ways to deliver better health outcomes and care for older people.