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Commodification of Medical Records – An adverse trend?

Over the last 10 years or so I have witnessed a significant upward trend in requests for the provision of complete copies of medical files from a third-party i.e. a party outside the primary doctor:patient relationship. I have previously written … Continue reading

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MISSION OBFUSCATION

Is there a consensus about the vision and purpose of worker’s compensation schemes? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Obfuscate means – ” to make it so that it isn’t clear or transparent, much like dirty water makes it hard to … Continue reading

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Communication, Communication, Communication – Bridging the Divide of Adversarialism

COVID19 & Co-operation I have completed, at least for this weekend, my Tasmanian winter time duty of replenishing our household firewood supply, splitting delivered firewood logs – using a powered log splitter nowadays. While working at that task, I have … Continue reading

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Literature Review – Upper Limb Pain and Computer Employment – the question of bias!

In my October 2018 article Time to Revisit “RSI”, I referred to a literature review I had conducted. What the review highlighted was the need to try and replicate some Danish studies that suggested many cases of upper limb pain … Continue reading

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Glass, Sugar and Rising Sea Levels!

Another year draws to a close. What can we learn from the world to enhance workplace health and avoid adding insult to injury? Here is my philosophical take at year’s close. A month ago Deborah Glass declared elements of the … Continue reading

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Split down the middle! – AAT decisions about upper limb pain and its relationship to computer employment

In my article late last year, Time to Revisit “RSI”, I referred to several legal decisions in the AAT relevant to this subject, concluding that not a lot had changed since the 1990’s in relation to the confusion that exists … Continue reading

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Justice AND Harm Minimisation – is that possible? – medical file access by summons or subpoena

Carver and Comcare I recently published an article, Privacy of Medical Records – What does a recent AAT decision mean for patients and doctors? in the new O.M.I.T. (Occupational Medicine in Tasmania) newsletter. The article refers to a recent AAT decision … Continue reading

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Surveillance Yet Again!

  I don’t think much has really changed since I wrote an article about surveillance entitled Sharp Focus or Blunt Instrument on this site in 2014. This article discussed the potential for harm from video surveillance of personal injury and workers … Continue reading

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What’s happening at the Frontline?

    The Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries, Building & Construction and Veteran’s Affairs, Guy Barnett recently announced in a Media Release about PTSD Reform “that Tasmania will become the first jurisdiction in Australia to legislate a presumptive provision for workers … Continue reading

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Time to Revisit “RSI”!

I would like diverge from the usual theme of this blog by considering a specific occupational health issue – that of what is still often described as “RSI”. Unfortunately that label is both inaccurate and invokes an emotive response, so … Continue reading

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