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.
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.