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.