n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Forensics : guest editorial
|Article Title||Forensics : guest editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Lorna J. Martin|
|Publication Date||Feb 2006|
Extracted from text ... Medico-legal or forensic issues in medical practice are often avoided by doctors. An irrational fear of the court process seems to be one reason; a lack of skill and knowledge, perceived or real, of what constitutes a medico-legal interaction and its proper management is another; and the belief that the state still appoints doctors to specifically deal with medico-legal examinations is another. Following the introduction of the primary health care platform with devolution of many services to a district level, the burden of medico-legal examinations in many instances often rests with the GP. There were at the time many good ..
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