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BASIC MEDICOLEGAL DUTIES OF MEDICAL OFFICERS

DR.GUNETHILAKE KMTB MBBS.DLM.MD CONSULTANT JMO THB

RECOGNITION OF BASIC INJURIES


RECORDING AND REPORTING OF INJURIES IDENTIFICATION OF IMPORTANT MEDICOLEGAL CASES

INFORMING TO RELEVENT AUTHORITIES

BASIC ISSUSES INVOLVING DURING MANAGING THE PATIENT ETHICAL ISSUES AVOID LEGAL LETIGATION

ASPHYXIAL DEATHS

BASIC INJURIES ABRASIONS LACERATIONS CONTUSIONS CUTS STABS BURNS FAI FRACTURES

TORTURE

FIREARM INJURIES (ENTRY WOUND)

ELECTROCUTION

RUPTURED UTERUS DURING CHILD BIRTH

CHILD ABUSE (BELT MARK)

BITE MARK

STAB MURDER

LUST MURDER (OVER KILLING)

DEFENSE CUT

2.RECORDING AND REPORTING


MO OPD,HO IN THE WARD ARE THE FIRST PERSONS WHO EXAMINE AND SEE THE PATIENTS.SOME OF THESE CASES ARE MEDICOLEGALLY IMPORTANT. PROPER RECORDING OF THE INJURIES ARE VERY IMPORTANT SUCH AS TYPE, SITE, SIZE, SHAPE, EXACT DIMENTION OF THE INJURY ETC. AT LEAST DRAW A DIAGRAM AND MARK THE INJURIES AND DO NOT KEEP GROSS DESCREAPENCIES.SPECIAL ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID WHEN SOMETHING WRITING IN THE BHT,LIKE A FILM ANY TIME THERE IS RISK OF COURT PROCEEDING SOMETIMES CASES THOSE ARE NOT REPORTED TO JMO

INFORM TO RELEVENT AUTHORITIES

IF NECESSORY HO TO SHO CONSULTANT ETC.. RELEVENT MEDICOLEGAL CASES TO THE JMO,POLICE ETC

1).laceration top of the head

2).reconstruction of the event

3).imprint abrasion,perforated laceration

4).same injury as in injury 03

5).reentry wound in abdomen

6).bullet recovered left base of the neck

MEDICAL NEGLIGNECE

PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT

CONSENT
PROFESSIONAL SECRACY

PROFFESSIONAL SECRACY

Cannot tell patients information to a 3rd party with out patients consent. Dont tell to spouse. Dont tell the domestic servants secrets to his or her master or mistress. Dont tell the government servants secrets to the government. Dont tell the prisoners secrets to police or custody. Not even to the insurance corporation with out his consent. In medical journals, the photos should be unidentifiable. At PM- should not divulge the personal informations. Affect the respect of the deceased or family without relatives consent. PRIVILLAGE COMMIUNITY

PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT Can erase or cancel the registration of the doctor if he act below a certain level of a doctor. (A6 F6)
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Abortion- cannot be done Alcohol cannot be used while on duty. Adultery- using professional privilege to approach a female. Addiction- heroin/ cannabis/ pethi, Advertising name must be in small print. Qualifications in small print. Can advertise among doctors. But cannot advertise among patients. If change of working place, in private practice, can send postcards saying the new address. Association- keeping unqualified assistants, association with MLT or Pharmacist.

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False certificate issuing.- by carelessly or deliberately. Fraud- deliberate false claiming of subsistence or travelling. Force- physically violent. Fee splitting- between doctors, pharmacists, drug companies, labs. Failure to attend to a patient- medical negligence, False behaviours- examination of a female with out a chaperon, breaking professional confidentiality.

MEDICAL NEGLEGENCE? CRIMINAL,CIVIL DOCTOR PATIENT RELATION SHIP (AGREE TO HEAL OR TREAT BEST OF HIS ABILITY) BREACH DAMAGE PROVE RELATION SHIP RES IPSA LOQUITOR

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