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  1. Public trust

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and an architect, among other well-paid professionals. Some are there because they are penny-pinching, but for most, like me, it is a matter of trust. We know we are going to get no-nonsense treatment. ... to monitor thrice a day and return in three weeks. Trust is a central part of the patient-doctor relationship. I have lost mine in private doctors. Until it is restored, my guilt trips will continue. ...

  2. Anger at slow flow of Sars money

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... They are not, and the government should let their views be heard in the committee meetings.' Mr Ho also said the money should not be paid out on a year-by-year basis but into trust funds ... the families but why not set up a trust for each of the beneficiaries and administer the trust according to the [children's] needs.' Sharon Glick, a grief counsellor at the St John's ...

  3. Trust fund topped up to $155 million

    Posted Oct 29th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Another $20 million is being added to the government's trust fund for Sars victims and their families, bringing the total to $155 million. The extra money will be used to increase the amount to be spent on people recovering from Sars who suffer from long-term health problems, from $50 million to $70 million. The rest of the fund goes to the families of deceased Sars ...

  4. Building trust with patients

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Feng Chi-Shun

    ... to gain patients' trust. In general, patients have more trust in government doctors- despite the curt and snappish bedside manners- because patients know they are not working just for the money. But they have less trust in private doctors: it is hard to trust someone whose every word and action comes with a price tag. And many of the charges are unreasonable: blood tests ...

  5. A fairer system to help remedy medical mistakes

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Darren Mann

    ... anachronistic and newer, fairer systems are being introduced. In tort law, the claimant must take legal action to prove four elements: duty of care, injury, causation and negligence (that is, a standard ... and reassurance that preventive measures would be taken. How can this system be improved? First, it should compensate patients quickly, fairly, affordably and predictably. Second, it would reinforce trust ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Victim's relative accuses DR beauty chain of being 'irresponsible'

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:45pm by Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... “she was feeling dizzy, and [DR] staff only gave her some medicine to take, then sent her home. Earlier yesterday, beauty salons said they would draft guidelines to regain the trust ... if a treatment goes wrong. Federation of Beauty Industry chairman Nelson Yip Sai-hung said the trade was acting now because the government review of regulations and possible law changes, announced ...

  7. The best deterrence for drug abuse: trustworthy information

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the government's warnings. If an effective deterrent is to be arrived at and believed, it must be more frank about the actual effects caused by drugs. Young people will trust more what they see than what ... they are and the more they trust the information, the more able they will be to make intelligent, informed decisions. Sam Bessant, Lamma ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the most respected, trusted leadership it can find for its governing body. Only in this way can it get back the sponsors who are leaving in droves because of uncertainty over the leadership. ...

  9. Taking guard against false medical research

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a gastroenterologist, was found guilty last year of conflict of interest and unethical medical treatment. He received hundreds of thousands of pounds in secret payments through a law firm planning class-action litigation against the vaccine. Fortunately, Hong Kong parents trusted their doctors and were not influenced by reports of the research. How a study based on 12 cases that did not stand up ...

  10. New laws mulled to combat cases of drug-driving

    Posted Jul 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Ng Kang-chung The government yesterday proposed new laws to combat drug-driving under which drivers suspected of having taken drugs will have to undergo testing. Motorists would be tested on their eyes' reaction to light, their balance and their reactions. The proposed laws follow public concern after a spate of accidents involving drivers who had taken ...




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