Ethics, Law, and Medical Practice

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abortion, 280-3, legal aspects, 281
accreditation of: day procedure centres, 162; hospitals, 147, 155-7; medical schools, 80; pathology laboratories, 162
Acts, see Table of Statutes, 357
addiction, see drug(s)
addresses: Australian Medical Council, 81; doctors' health advisory services, 123; Guardianship Boards, 35; health complaints commissioners, 100; medical defence organisations, 72; notification of suspected child abuse, 278; prescribing drugs of abuse and dependence, 255; public advocates, 35; state and territory medical boards, 79
Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 87
adversary system, 235-6
Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee, 143
adverse events, 62, 71, 159
advertising, 6, 95
allocation of health care resources, see health care resources
alternative health care providers, 148
alternative medicine, 96, 204-5
ambulance officers, 175
anaesthetic deaths, 264-5
appeals: courts, 229-31; disciplinary, 87; re-registration, 95
artificial insemination, 274
assault and trespass, 26, 62-3
assisted suicide, 290
'attended during last illness', 261
audit of treatment outcomes, 156
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 262
Australian Council on Health Care Standards, 147
Australian Drug Evaluation Committee, 143
Australian health care system, 141-54; Health Insurance Commission (HIC), 149-54, 192; Medicare, 149-54; Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, 152-4, 192; private health insurance, 144
Australian Medical Association (AMA), 146; Code of Ethics, 5, 213, 315-19
Australian Medical Council, 80-1
Australian Nursing Council, 169
Australian Postgraduate Medical Foundation, 97
authority prescriptions, 254
autonomy, 8, 13, 14
battery, 26, 62
beneficence, 8, 13


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