It is a little over six months ago that I began these blogs and now I am beginning the stage of summing up.
Vasant Oswal was brought up in an era when public transport in India relied on horses. From humble beginnings in Pune in the western state of Maharashtra, he went on to become a pioneer in laser surgery in the larynx. He would also receive a Fellowship by Election at the Royal College of Surgeons, not to mention serving as Editor in Chief of ENT and Audiology News.
Time out I am taking a time out because I want to go back to 2014. At that time there were no mandatory guidelines regarding the administration of procedural sedation in cosmetic practice in Hong Kong. Because of the call...
Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 24) - Prescribing Habits
How do doctors learn to prescribe/use drugs in a safe and effective manner? This is no simple question and when the issue of a prescribing habit being regarded as lethal it becomes highly relevant.
Timelines are very important but how reliable are they? Of course, it depends on the source(s) of the data on which they are based.
If a person is snoring that means they are breathing. If they are breathing and their skin is of a normal colour does that not suggest that they are oxygenating the tissues?
We all know what snoring is, but do we understand what snoring means?
Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 22) – The prone position
How much does the position of a patient add to the risk of a surgical procedure? This is an extremely important question, and the answer is far from simple.
Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 21) - Clinical practice guidelines and indictments
Because of liability issues there is a reluctance to make clinical practice guidelines (CPG) statutory requirements; that is to say, guidelines are ‘suggestions’, not ‘instructions’. And why is this important to this case?
UK professionals have called for aid in sending surgical equipment to Ukraine during Russian invasion.
Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 20) - Culpability: The judge opines
The issue at stake is one of culpability. Who is to blame when things go wrong? That involves both an awareness of what has actually happened and those responsible for the various elements that have shown to be at fault.
Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (Part 19) - The judge fails...
The Judge continues in her ‘Reasons for Sentencing’ and refers to the expert opinion of Dr Jimmy Chan. I have already indicated the lack of veracity when it comes to matters of fact with Dr Chan. Now we an opportunity to consider the validity of his opinion.