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  • Health,
  • Jan 13, 2020
  • Author: Shannon Mony
  • INSIGHT: A case study in causation

    Chester v WA Country Health Service [2019] WADC 152 The facts Mr Chester (Plaintiff) was a 26 year old male who worked as plasterer by trade. On 31 July 2009 he suffered an injury to his left shoulder and presented to the Busselton Regional Hospital (Hospital) complaining of pain, general bruising and some grazing of […]

  • Health,
  • Jan 6, 2020
  • Author: Scott Ames
  • INSIGHT: Social Media: What’s OK – What’s Not

    Today’s health practitioner graduates do not know a world without social media – it’s part of their DNA and it is here to stay. Social media platforms span our personal and professional lives and can play an important role in public health education and the marketing of health services. While regulated health service providers and […]

  • Health,
  • Dec 19, 2019
  • Author: Scott Ames
  • INSIGHT: Owing prescriptions – are you courting danger?

    Most pharmacists will have been asked to dispense prescription-only medicines to patients who do not have a valid prescription. Although Pharmacy Dispensing Software (PDS) allows for the processing and supply of medicines without a valid prescription, thereby creating an ‘owing’, there is no legislation that provides for this. Pharmacists assisting their patients should familiarise themselves […]