27 February 2020

A duty of candour: Implications for Australian osteopaths

A duty of candour is a duty to tell the truth. Yet, there is no legal duty of candour for Australian osteopaths. However, osteopaths worldwide have a vested interest in meeting patient’s needs, identifying risks and improving clinical outcomes. The objective of this paper is to enhance osteopath’s legal literary concerning ethical decision-making in clinical practice re open disclosure conversations or report adverse events. The aim is to identify the best way to manage open disclosure conversations and why Australian osteopaths should report adverse events … ABSTRACT

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