• Clinical Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 4 December 2016

    Clinical Communiqué Volume 3 Issue 4 December 2016

    Welcome to the final issue for 2016. In this issue we look at three cases where medication errors contributed to the cause of death. There is extensive literature available on the types of medications errors, their prevalence, and the hard work that has been done so far to reduce this substantial cause of adverse events in healthcare settings. The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare identified the importance of improving the safety and quality of medication usage in Australia, and listed it as a National Safety and Quality Health Service Standard (NSQHS Standard 4).

  • Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 11 Issue 4 November 2016

    Residential Aged Care Communiqué Volume 11 Issue 4 November 2016

    Welcome to our 40th issue as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Over those 3653 days we have had many nervous and exciting moments. The support and generosity from the Ageing and Aged Care Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) has been amazing and without them we would not exist. The support of our subscribers and readers keeps us going to seek new ways of conveying information to improve the lives of patients, residents, family, friends and strangers. The movie ‘Happy Feet’ was a huge success in 2006 and in comparison our entry into the media was very low key.

  • Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2017

    Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 2 Issue 1 January 2017

    Our guest editor for this issue is Dr Hannah Cross who has just completed her second post-graduate year at a large metropolitan hospital and will commence the psychiatry training program this year. Dr Cross has a background in law and a key interest in psychiatry, ethics and forensic medicine. She writes a powerful reflective editorial about her own experiences around the issue of missed diagnoses and the dangers of making assumptions.

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Clinical Communiqué 

Hospital-based case studies

The Clinical Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about clinical lessons learned from patient deaths that have been investigated by the Coroners’ Court.

Residential Aged Care Communiqué

Residential aged care-based case studies

The Residential Aged Care Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths in Residential Aged Care settings.

Future Leaders Communiqué

Junior practitioner inspired content

The Future Leaders Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths. These articles are written by healthcare graduates with a fresh take on current matters.