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Volume 27 No 4&5 — May 2019
“Toughen up princess”: mental health and the workplace
Refusal of post-mortem examination — Paterson v Coroner King
The surgeon who thought the rules did not apply to him: Health Care Complaints Commission v Reid
Volume 27 No 3 — April 2019
Fake health news and consumer law: time to regulate the encapsulated placenta market?
Inquest into the death of Stephen Robert Atkins — the potential difficulties of managing high dose opioids in a ward setting
A palliative care inquest — making the best care, better
Personal beliefs, professional conduct and tortious liability: Brayshaw v The Partners of Apsley Surgery
Volume 27 No 2 — March 2019
Dr Emil Gayed: professional misconduct — the adequacy of public health authority and regulator responses to multiple complaints about a medical practitioner
The estate of the late Jennifer Leanne Masson v State of Queensland: a case note
Whose consent is required for IVF when a marriage breaks down?: case note on EHT18 v Melbourne IVF
Assessing capacity under the Mental Health Act 2014 (Vic): PBU and NJE v Mental Health Tribunal
Volume 27 No 1 — February 2019
Phantom practitioners: accreditation fraud, corruption and health professionals
Coroners Court of Victoria: Inquest of Ian John Gilbert — the relationship between pharmacists and general practitioners in preventing deaths
Withdrawal of feeding — clarity in the UK common law: An NHS Trust v Y (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor)
Electrocardiogram procedural deficiencies examined in the coronial inquest into the death of Leonard Bartholomeusz
Volume 26 No 10 — November 2018
What is timely and direct communication?: Halwala Inquest
Best interests of the child and parents’ wishes — parens patriae jurisdiction in Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service v AT
Gillick competence, parens patriae and Jehovah’s Witnesses
Volume 26 No 9 — October 2018
Coroner finds patient death caused by undetected prescribing error
Professional misconduct for failure to report suspected child abuse
Coronial inquest into the tragic death of newborn Manusiu Amone — highlighting the need for reconsideration of perinatal and paediatric post-mortem examination protocols in NSW
Volume 26 No 8 — September 2018
Police use of partial DNA matching in criminal investigations — identifying a suspect through their genetic relatives
Community treatment orders — the Coroner examines cross-jurisdictional psychiatric care
GP liable for failing to monitor and refer patient
Still a vexed question: post-mortem gamete removal and use
Volume 26 No 7 — August 2018
Queensland Coroner calls for urgent implementation of a real-time prescription monitoring system — a review of the inquest into the deaths of House, White, Smith and Milne
The Gould appeal: irrational yet widely accepted practice?
Zhang v Hardas (No 2) — the standard of care for professionals
Volume 26 No 6 — July 2018
GLS v Russell-Weisz: transfer of gametes to another jurisdiction
Psychological harm and loss of chance — estimating future economic loss by probability
Best interests of reasonable citizens and the instinct to survive — the Skripal poisoning
Body modification: consent and regulation
Volume 26 No 5 — June 2018
GP obstetrician liable for failure to act in accordance with competent professional practice — Ellis v East Metropolitan Health Service
Lost in transit — the inquest into the death of Ike Jordan Zerk
Does a guardianship order trump a community treatment order? — SMF v South Western Sydney Local Health District
An established practice? Refining the defence of competent medical practice
Volume 26 No 4 — May 2018
Queensland Coroner calls for guidelines to reduce inpatient suicide risk in mental health units — a review of the inquest into the deaths of Steven Hitchins and Shawn Gudge
Duty of care: failure to consider sepsis in paediatric burns patient — Mabior by her Next Friend Mary Kelei v Child and Adolescent Health Service
Inquest into the death of MA — scrutiny of inpatient observations for mental health patients
Volume 26 No 3 — April 2018
Hospital liability for patient on patient assault: AB v ACT
Plaintiff discharged from hospital whilst sedated and allowed to drive a motor vehicle: Naidoo v Brisbane Waters Administration Pty Ltd t/as Brisbane Waters Private Hospital
Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Thomas
The scope of employers’ liability: Robinson v Queensland
Volume 26 No 2 — March 2018
From Re Jamie to Re Kelvin: access to gender dysphoria treatment for transgender adolescents
Special health care and terminations of pregnancy in case of a serious danger to health — one recent perspective
Communication breakdown: a case note of the coronial inquest into the death of Jared Olsen
Treatment of the compliant mental health patient — LC by his Litigation Guardian KS v Australian Capital Territory
Volume 26 No 1 — February 2018
Wrongful birth damages — two more difficult questions
Disclosing a doctor’s experience and alternative treatments — Jambrovic v Day
Psychological vulnerability and support for patients — death of ALJW
Real-time prescription monitoring system in Victoria
Volume 25 No 10 — January 2018
Medical testing in litigation: explanted tissue — James v Seltsam Pty Ltd
Roane-Spray v Queensland: QCA confirms State of Queensland vicariously liable
A forged signature, a thawed embryo and no winners: the decision in ARB v IVF Hammersmith Ltd
Liability for unjustified delay in treating patient with bacterial meningitis — Panagoulias v The East Metropolitan Health Service (No 4)
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