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The Good Doctor free pdf What makes a good doctor? Are there really bad doctors out there? If so, how can we patients protect ourselves? Can more information, more trust and more assured competence be injected into the medical system to solve these problems? Drawing on his years of dealing with patient concerns, former Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson tackles these important questions and makes some challenging arguments: that patients don't demand the sort of information about doctors that they should- that doctors who feel put upon by information overload, patient demands, complaints and growing requirements from employers, colleges, medical boards and government, will be resistant to any additional regulation of their activity- that doctors are reluctant to judge problem doctors and prefer the 'quiet chat'- and that current law and practice is lax when it comes to checking that doctors remain up-to-date. Paterson concludes with proposals to lift the veil of secrecy, to inform patients better and to revalidate doctors periodically, all key ways we might improve patient care. The Good Doctor will be essential reading for doctors, patients, health advocates and policymakers alike - all of us determined to make sure patients get the medical care they deserve.

About Ron Paterson

With law degrees from Auckland and Oxford Universities, Ron Paterson is now Professor of Health Law and Policy at The University of Auckland. He was the Health and Disability Commissioner for a decade and Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Health, 1998-99. He is the co-editor of the text Medical Law in New Zealand (2006) and researched and wrote The Good Doctor while a NZ Law Foundation International Research Fellow.

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Author : Ron Paterson
Publisher : Auckland University Press
Data Published : 30 May 2012
ISBN : 1869405927
EAN : 9781869405922
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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