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Supervising junior doctors and on-call responsibilities: Brus v Australian Capital Territory; Greater Southern Area Health Service v Angus

Shats, Katherine; Jefferys, Susannah; Faunce, Thomas


The recent decisions of Brus v Australian Capital Territory [2007] ACTSC 83 and Greater Southern Area Health Service v Angus [2007] NSWSC 1211 highlight different aspects of the difficulties associated with supervision of junior doctors in the present public-funded Australian public hospital system. Their facts reveal how difficult it is for senior staff to achieve the fine balance required to assist trainees by according adequate experience and responsibility on the one hand, and to ensure...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine


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