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Competency 5

Competency 5 – Relationships with patients: maintaining trust, ethical and legal issues
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Objective – to have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to cope with ethical and legal issues in the management of patients with occupational problems

Key Message: Personal health and safety is vitally important for all medical students and doctors

Area of competence Knowledge Skills Attitudes

Legal and ethical issues

Recognise the potential for conflicts of interest between the employer and employee and the occupational health service
Understand how occupational health is organised in the UK and outline the requirements of health and safety regulations, civil compensation and disability discrimination law

Identify potential areas of conflict between interested parties
Recognise the potential pitfalls of inappropriate occupational health practice

 
Resources
Powerpoint presentations:
Is your patient fit for work? Stakeholders and standards
HSE, Health and Safety Law and Appointed/Approved Doctors
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