Young doctors: Don’t be cannon fodder for the legal big guns
Having read Dr Elizabeth Oliver’s wonderful Australian Doctor article ‘10 things I wish I’d understood in my first GP training term’, I thought I might try to list a few medicolegal learnings I wish I had understood in my early postgraduate days.
How naive I was.
I should lay the groundwork for this by saying that there was no RACGP back then, there were no GP training programs and doctors were all expected to become specialists — a class that did not include GPs.
Further, while the MDOs had been around