What can doctors expect from the new Medical Council guidelines?
|dc.description||This summer the Medical Council published the new Draft Guide to Professional Conduct and Ethics for Medical Professionals for consultation and the final version is expected to be published shortly. The new guide will set out the principles of good professional practice that all doctors registered with the Medical Council in Ireland are expected to follow under the four pillars of professional identity, partnership, practice and performance. The 8 th edition in its draft form represents a significant departure from the 7 th Edition and, with further, work will hopefully provide the medical profession with more detailed guidance and clarity in many important areas of practice such as patient nutrition and hydration, conscientious objection, restraint, maintenance of medical records, confidentiality, consent, doctors in management and leadership roles, managing conflict of interest, concerns about colleagues. The guide will make clear the huge expectations that society places in the medical profession in Ireland, unfortunately it will not ensure that sufficient resources are provided to medical profession to meet those expectations nor will it protect doctors from frivolous complaints that can temporarily label a doctor as â not in good standingâ . 1 Only adequate resourcing of the healthcare system and a review of the complaints system can address those issues.||en|
|dc.publisher||Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)||en|
|dc.title||What can doctors expect from the new Medical Council guidelines?||en|
|dc.contributor.department||Irish Medical Organisation||en|
|dc.identifier.journal||Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)||en|