What you'll get from this guide
- An understanding of key factors to consider when facing common dilemmas that arise in the doctor-patient relationship
- Guidance on good practice and ethical standards
- Legal principles relating to the doctor-patient relationship
How to use this guide
This toolkit will provide guidance on the key legal and ethical considerations when you are faced with common dilemmas that can arise in the doctor-patient relationship. It is based on the type of questions we receive from our members.
It does not aim to provide definitive answers for every situation but to identify the key factors that need to be considered.
All sections refer to useful guidance from bodies such as the General Medical Council (GMC), BMA, and health departments, which should be used in conjunction with the guidance.