Bridging the gap between rhetoric and reality: can the law enforce quality patient-centred care in Australia?
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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