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Using the links above, choose a case which you find interesting - it need not be a case related to your profession or your profession of interest. Your assessment should address the following three points listsed below. Use thistemplatePreview the documentfor your assessment.

  • Summarise the case you have selected. (500 words)
  • Analyse the case, using the language of the Profession definitions to explain why this situation occurred (500 words).
  • In a personal reflection, explain how your review of the case will influence your professional and personal behaviour in the future. (200 words).

There is no need to cite other works in this assignment.

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Aprajita answered on Aug 14 2021
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Health Ombudsman v White [2019] QCAT 36 (1 May 2019)
Retrievable at http:
www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/qld/QCAT/2019/36.html
SUMMARY
This case involves “Health Ombudsman” the applicant and “Hayden Thomas Wesley White” the respondent. The respondent completed a bachelor of medicine and a bachelor of surgery overseas in 1990, after the completion of his studies he moved to Brisbane in 2002 and completed an intensive care fellowship at two metropolitan hospitals in Brisbane. After working in anaesthetics, in 2006 he was appointed Director of the ICU at a Brisbane metropolitan hospital. Later on, he completed a graduate certificate in health economics and a fellowship in respiratory medicine followed by the completion of his fellowships with the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Adult Medicine Division. Cu
ently, he is focused on his research and hence has stepped aside as the director of ICU.
The respondent has a history of anxiety disorder. In his early 20s, he was first diagnosed with it, this occu
ed after he moved overseas for his studies. He was separated from his family and did not have a familiar environment, because of which he experienced significant episodes of depression. As a result of this anxiety disorder, the respondent had taken antidepressants named Prozac and Lexotan, at times. When he moved to Australia, no significant issues with his mental health appeared. Later in 2011, his health deteriorated, and his underlying anxiety condition worsened.
The applicant, health ombudsman submitted a health service complaint to the tribunal against the respondent, stating that he misappropriated a Schedule 8 drug, Fentanyl, from his employer and self-administered it intravenously in the bathroom of the Hospital. It was professional misconduct on the part of the respondent. While working as the director of the intensive care unit at a metropolitan hospital, the respondent self-administered the drug named Fentanyl, intended to be discarded in the intensive care unit. He was not having any lawful prescription for the same. The respondent has agreed to the allegations. He started administering around 20 mg one or two times a week and steadily increased to 50 mg and then to 70 mg, eventually ended up taking Fentanyl  twice daily up...
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