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Webinar Series: College Pathways
Click here to watch the ACLM Webinar Series: College Pathways. ACLM CPD Points are allocated for all each session viewed. Available to ACLM members only.
Health and Justice: Value of Rehabilitation and Scope of Liability of Rehabilitation Workers
Professor Albert Lee shares his paper which was published in the US China Law Review on Rehabilitation, building on his ACLM 2020 ASM presentation.
AI and Machine Learning in Medicine: Ethical Considerations
Dr Sandra L J Johnson has shared the link to read this full article which was published in the Current Allergy and Clinical Immunology Journal of South Africa.
A Whiter Shade of Grey: Comparisons of the Legal and Professional Status of Tooth Whitening in Three Jurisdictions
This article by Professor Alexander Holden seeks to examine and compare the legal and professional positions of tooth whitening of three jurisdictions: the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Medicinal Cannabis in Pregnancy – Panacea or Noxious Weed?
Professor Mike O'Connor discusses the use of medicinal cannabis in pregnancy, a practice which is widely accepted in the United States despite serious concerns about its potential to restrict fetal and postnatal growth as well as to impair childhood cognitive functions.
Arbitration as Alternate Dispute Resolution for Medical Mishap
Professor Lee examines how mediation on its own or combined with other means of Alternate Dispute Resolution could be developed to resolve medical disputes more efficiently and effectively.
Community Action against Public Health Crisis: Lessons learnt from COVID-19
Professor Albert Lee has prepared a free guide book on Community Action and the lessons learnt thus far from COVID-19. The book can be downloaded after simple registration.
‘Bolam’ to ‘Montgomery’ is result of evolutionary change of medical practice towards ‘patient-centred care’
The Supreme Court judgement in ‘Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board’ has caused a change in the law concerning the duty of doctors on disclosure of information to patients regarding risks. This paper questions whether the ‘Bolam’ principle needs to be re-interpreted in the modern context of health care.
Mandatory Testing of HIV in Criminal Matters
Dr Adam Griffin, Dr Gary Hall and Dr Anthea Woodcock - Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit, Queensland
Psychological Injury in Veterans and the Law
In this paper, Justice Brereton discusses the interaction of veterans with psychological injuries with the legal system, including criminal responsibility and civil liability, as well as the emergent diagnosis of moral injury and how it may be dealt with by the law.
RANZCR Ethical Guidelines for AI in Medicine – ACLM Response
ACLM provided a response to RANZCR's draft Ethical Principles for AI in Medicine.
Posthumous Sperm Retrieval (PMSR)
In what has been described as a landmark decision, the Supreme Court in Brisbane has granted a Toowoomba woman the right to use her deceased boyfriend's sperm to have a baby.
What is Forensic Medicine
Forensic medicine and legal medicine have been terms used interchangeably over the centuries to describe that area of medicine which involves the application of medical knowledge and skills to the courts, or more generally, to the legal process.
Obstetric Malpractice Litigation and Cerebral Palsy in Term Infants
Despite the recognition by many researchers that cerebral palsy (CP) is rarely related to obstetric malpractice, there are many instances where obstetricians face litigation when a child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy following a difficult delivery.
Paediatric Expert Witness
Paediatricians may be asked to provide expert opinion in paediatric cases that come under legal consideration. This article provides suggestions to assist paediatricians in this role and emphasises their duty to the court when giving expert opinion.
Elite Sport in Australia – Providing Ethical Challenges to Medical Professionalism
Medicine’s traditional ethical values and professional codes confer an obligation on doctors to conform to certain standards – standards defined, promulgated and accepted by both the profession and the public which it serves. Central to these ethical codes and standards is the principle of the primacy of the health and welfare of an individual patient and a prohibition against causing harm.