Dangers of treating family reiterated

McMillan, Virginia
February 2008
New Zealand Doctor;2/13/2008, p6
The article discusses a malpractice case involving a part-time New Zealander general physician who diagnosed a de facto domestic partner with depression without clinical findings by another physician. The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal imposed a guilty verdict, citing the Medical Council's 2001 Statement of Self Care and Family Care. The defendant was ordered to pay fines and to undergo education on professional boundaries.


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