Bridging the gap between rhetoric and reality: can the law enforce quality patient-centred care in Australia?
Gibson, Robin Margaret
This thesis investigates a perceived gap between the medical
profession’s rhetoric that the welfare of the patient is the
medical practitioner’s first priority, and the reality of
patient experience. The Medical Board of Australia’s Good
Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia
mandates the duty of medical practitioners to make the care of
their patients their first priority. This code also confirms
that good medical practice is...[Show more]
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