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 dead 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.