Plagiarism and registered health professionals: navigating the borderlands between scholarly and professional misconduct

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Thomson Reuters
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Journal of Law and Medicine, 2013, 21 (1), pp. 399 - 414
Issue Date:
2013-01
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As access to published materials becomes more readily available, the ability to plagiarise material, deliberately or unwittingly has become easier than ever. This article explores important recent decisions in Australia and the United Kingdom regarding registered health practitioners who have engaged in plagiarism, both related and unrelated to their clinical practice, and explores the ways in which regulatory authorities in these countries have viewed scholarly misconduct committed by registered health professionals. This article also examines the implications of plagiarism for the registered health professions, and makes suggestions for strategies to reduce its influence and incidence in modern clinical practice
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