RD14 (2016) Medicolegal issues

 

How to keep out of trouble:

Clinical

Routine:

·      Excellence

·      Bedside manner

·      Cautious delegation to trainees

·      Detailed records

·      Informed, documented consent

After an adverse event:

·      Continued contact

·      Express sympathy without accepting blame

Non-clinical

·      Avoid social media

·      Do not publicly criticize colleagues

·      Maintain good professional relationships