Jacques Tamin

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The recent GMC guidance on confidentiality [1], especially the supplementary guidance [2], has caused much consternation amongst occupational physicians. The Faculty and Society of Occupational Medicine have issued a joint statement to members [3], and a GMC representative responded on the same day [4]. However, the 6 OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
  • Jacques Tamin
  • The British journal of general practice : the…
  • 1992
felt that visualization of the tympanic membrane was important for diagnosing otitis externa. This survey demonstrates that although there is widespread knowledge that aural toilet, antibiotics and steroid ear drops are appropriate treatment for otitis externa, there are a number of general practitioners who appear to have difficulty in making this(More)
In the United Kingdom (UK), ethical guidance for doctors assumes a therapeutic setting and a normal doctor-patient relationship. However, doctors with dual obligations may not always operate on the basis of these assumptions in all aspects of their role. In this paper, the situation of UK occupational physicians is described, and a set of models to(More)
Ethical guidance to doctors usually assumes a normal doctor–patient relationship. However, in occupational medicine, such a relationship may not always exist. Occupational physicians in the UK appear to be polarized in their views as to what that relationship exactly is. On the one hand, there are those who view the advice they give to workers as being akin(More)