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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 [2]

Recognise the potential for conflicts of interest between the employer and employee and the occupational health service [3]
Understand how occupational health is organised in the UK and outline the requirements of health and safety regulations, civil compensation and disability discrimination law [4]

Identify potential areas of conflict between interested parties [5]
Recognise the potential pitfalls of inappropriate occupational health practice [6]

Powerpoint presentations:
Is your patient fit for work? Stakeholders and standards [7]
HSE, Health and Safety Law and Appointed/Approved Doctors [8]