Medico-legal Documentation of Emergency Department Patients: A Short Course Training as a tool to Better Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Outcomes among Emergency Medicine Physicians

  • August 7, 2013

Written and published by Dr. Catherine Anne N. Dacanay, Department of Emergency Medicine, Manila Doctors Hospital, 2012

Medico-legal documentation is one of the responsibilities of Emergency Medicine physicians.  This study was used not only to assess the capabilities of EM physicians in relation to proper documentation of Emergency Department patients but also to introduce more awareness and concern about torture as part of medico-legal cases faced in medical practice. With the help of the Medical Action Group Inc., the focus of this research was enlightened through integrated training on documentation emphasized on the Istanbul Protocol.

In the challenge of seeking continuous education, this study hopes for more development to expand this awareness in further improving our quality of patient care.

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