Professor Merrilyn Walton

Professor of Medical Education (Patient Safety)
Public Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 9351 3678
Fax +61 2 93517420

Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

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Research interests

Regulation, Patient Safety, Patient safety education, Education and Training of Junior doctors.

Teaching and supervision

Patient safety, ethical practice, professionalism, regulation, curriculum development

International links

Switzerland

(World Health Organization) Currently expert member of WHO Patient safety Leadership group ( 2013). Previously lead writer and editor for the WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide for Medical Schools (254 pages) and the WHO Multi professional Patient Safety Curriculum Guide (275 pages) The Curriculum Guide was launched in 2011. Professor Walton is assisting WHO member countries to integrate patient safety learning into their curriculum. The curricula were based on the National Patient Safety Education framework designed and developed by Professor Walton in collaboration with the University of Sydney and the Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care July 2005.

United States

(Bueler Centre for Aging and Welfare, Northwestern University Chicago.) Visiting Professor and affiliate.

Vietnam

(Hanoi Medical School) Assisting curriculum development in professionalism and patient safety and building capacity of faculty staff to teach in these areas.

Selected grants

2013

  • Improving Hospital Death Data Collection in Vietnam; Walton M; Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)/Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP) Asia.
  • Health professions: Workforce Education and Training in Timor Leste (Quality and Safety); Walton M, Bandaranayake D, Martins N, Amaral A; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • Building a strategic health partnership with the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Fiji National University.; Evans W, Bandaranayake D, Peck C, Ramzan I, Walton M, White J, Rouse I; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • Using patient experiences of adverse events to improve health service delivery and practice.; Walton M, Iedema R, Manias E, Kelly P, Smith-Merry J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2012

  • Enhanced Capacity to Improve the Death Certification Process in Two Key Public Hospitals in Viet Nam through the Design and Implementation of a Standardised System for the Collection of Hospital Death Data; Van Duong D, Smith-Merry J, Walton M, Kelly P; AusAID/Public Sector Linkages Program (PSLP).

2011

  • LNK: 2011/Round2/ARC LP110200075, National registration of health practitioners: a comparative study; Bennett B, Carney T, Walton M, Mellish D, Chiarella M; Health Professional Councils Authority/Project Support.
  • National registration of health practitioners: a comparative study of the complaints and notification system under the national system and in NSW; Chiarella M, Walton M, Bennett B, Carney T, Kelly P, Foster J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Preparing for SAFE Practice as an Intern; Walton M, Smith-Merry J, Watterson L, Dunn S, Edwards J, Lim K, Lin D, Naganathan V; Clinical Education & Training Institute /Research Support.

2010

  • Resolving patients' complaints about hospitals: responsive regulation by health ombudsmen; Walton M, Healy J, Braithwaite J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2006

  • NSW Doctors: A workforce study of the International Medical Workforce; Schofield D, Walton M, Page Mitchell S, et a; NSW Health/Research Grant.

2003

  • Research and evaluation of the introduction of quality into medical curricula in Australian universities; Walton M; NSW Dept of Health via Effective Health Consortium/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Walton, M. (2012). National Patient Safety Education Framework. Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth Government of Australia.
  • Barraclough, B., Ellis, B., Leotsakos, A., Walton, M. (2012). WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide: Multi-professional Edition. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organisation.
  • Runciman, B., Merry, A., Walton, M. (2007). Safety And Ethics In Healthcare: A Guide To Getting It Right. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.
  • Walton, M. (2002). Well Being; How To Get The Best Treatment From Your Doctor. Australia: Pluto Press.

Book Chapters

  • Walton, M. (2011). Responding to Patient Harm: Patient Safety Initiatives in Australia. In John Tingle and Pippa Bark (Eds.), Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice, (pp. 225-238). Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Walton, M., Vincent, C., Schyve, P., Reason, J., Leape, L., Hatlie, M., Combes, J., Conway, J., Berwick, D., Emanuel, L. (2009). What Exactly is Patient Safety? In K. Henriksen, J. Battles, M. Battles and M. Grady (Eds.), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, (pp. 1-18). United States: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Emanuel, L., Berwick, D., Conway, J., Combes, J., Hatlie, M., Leape, L., Reason, J., Schyve, P., Vincent, C., Walton, M. (2008). Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches. In K. Henriksen, J. Battles, M. Battles and M. Grady (Eds.), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, (pp. 1-18). United States: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Walton, M., Shaw, T., Combes, J., Shalowitz, J., Lau, D., Hatlie, M., Emanuel, L. (2008). The Patient Safety Education Project: An International Collaboration. In K. Henriksen, J. Battles, M. Battles and M. Grady (Eds.), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, (pp. 1-15). United States: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Burnand, J., Walton, M. (2007). Medico-legal and related matters. In Jo Burnand (Eds.), Becoming a doctor: surviving and thriving in the early postgraduate years, (pp. 133-146). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Walton, M., Burnand, J. (2007). Medicolegal and related matters. In Jo Burnand (Eds.), Becoming a doctor: surviving and thriving in the early postgraduate years, (pp. 133-146). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Walton, M. (2007). Patient safety and satisfaction: dealing with mistakes and complaints. In Jo Burnand (Eds.), Becoming a doctor: surviving and thriving in the early postgraduate years, (pp. 147-162). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Walton, M. (2007). Public reports: putting patients in the picture requires a new relationship between doctors and patients. In Steve Clarke and Justin Oakley (Eds.), Informed Consent and Clinician Accountability: the ethics of report cards on surgeon performance, (pp. 65-75). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Walton, M. (2003). Commentary on: "On Trust" by Miles Little. In Kerridge, Jordens, Sayers (Eds.), A Miles Little Reader - Restoring humane values to medicine, (pp. 193-195). Sydney: Desert Pea Press.
  • Walton, M. (2003). Using patient complaints to improve care. In Coldicott, Y., Baxter, C., Brennan, Mark (Eds.), The Practical Guide to Medical Ethics and Law for Junior Doctors and Medical Students, (pp. 8-19). PasTest Limited.

Journals

  • Walton, M., Kerridge, I. (2014). Do no harm: Is it time to rethink the Hippocratic Oath? Medical Education, 48(1), 17-27. [More Information]
  • Leotsakos, A., Ardolino, A., Cheung, R., Zheng, H., Barraclough, B., Walton, M. (2014). Educating future leaders in patient safety. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 7, 381-388. [More Information]
  • Beaupert, F., Carney, T., Chiarella, M., Satchell, C., Walton, M., Bennett, B., Kelly, P. (2014). Regulating healthcare complaints: a literature review. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 27(6), 505-518. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Walton, M. (2014). Research governance as a facilitator for ethical and timely research? Learning from the experience of a large government-funded multisite research project. Australian Health Review, 38(3), 295-300. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Smith-Merry, J., Harrison, R., Manias, E., Iedema, R., Kelly, P. (2014). Using patients' experiences of adverse events to improve health service delivery and practice: protocol of data linkage study of Australian adults age 45 and above. BMJ Open, 4, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Barraclough, B. (2013). Clinical supervisors: are they the key to making care safer? BMJ Quality and Safety, 22(8), 609-612. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2013). Deep sleep therapy and Chelmsford Private Hospital: have we learnt anything? Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 206-212. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Jeffery, H., Van Staalduinen, S., Klein (nee Kehoe), L., Rothnie, I. (2013). When should students learn about ethics, professionalism and patient safety? The Clinical Teacher, 10(4), 224-229. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Smith-Merry, J., Healy, J., McDonald, F. (2012). Health Complaint Commissions in Australia: Time for a national approach to data collection. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 11(1), 1-18.
  • Walton, M., Woodward, H., Van Staalduinen, S., Lemer, C., Greaves, F., Noble, D., Ellis, B., Donaldson, L., Barraclough, B. (2011). Republished paper: The WHO patient safety curriculum guide for medical schools. BMJ (online), 342, d237-d237. [More Information]
  • Nash, L., Daly, M., Kelly, P., van Ekert, E., Walter, G., Walton, M., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2010). Factors associated with psychiatric morbidity and hazardous alcohol use in Australian doctors. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(3), 161-166. [More Information]
  • Lander, J., Reid, S., Walton, M., Rubin, G. (2010). Learning About Quality and Safety in an On-line Learning Environment. Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 12(1), 31-38.
  • Nash, L., Walton, M., Daly, M., Kelly, P., Walter, G., van Ekert, E., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2010). Perceived practice change in Australian doctors as a result of medicolegal concerns. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(10), 579-583. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Woodward, H., Van Staalduinen, S., Lemer, C., Greaves, F., Noble, D., Ellis, B., Donaldson, L., Barraclough, B. (2010). The WHO patient safety curriculum guide for medical schools. Quality & Safety in Health Care, 19(6), 542-546. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Barraclough, B., Van Staalduinen, S., Elliott, S. (2009). An educational approach to improving healthcare safety and quality. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2, 136-142.
  • Nash, L., Kelly, P., Daly, M., Walter, G., van Ekert, E., Walton, M., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2009). Australian doctors' involvement in medicolegal matters: a cross-sectional self-report study. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(8), 436-440. [More Information]
  • Kumar, K., Roberts, C., Rothnie, I., Du Fresne, C., Walton, M. (2009). Experiences of the multiple mini-interview: a qualitative analysis. Medical Education, 43(4), 360-367. [More Information]
  • Nash, L., Walton, M., Daly, M., Johnson, M., Walter, G., van Ekert, E., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2009). GPs' concerns about medicolegal issues. How it affects their practice. Australian Family Physician, 38(1-2), 66-70. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2009). Patient safety--a view from down under. BMJ Quality and Safety, 18(6), 422-423. [More Information]
  • Roberts, C., Walton, M., Rothnie, I., Crossley, J., Lyon, P., Kumar, K., Tiller, D. (2008). Factors affecting the utility of the multiple mini-interview in selecting candidates for graduate-entry medical school. Medical Education, 42(4), 396-404. [More Information]
  • Nash, L., Daly, M., Johnson, M., Coulston, C., Tennant, C., van Ekert, E., Walter, G., Willcock, S., Walton, M. (2008). Personality, gender and medico-legal matters in medical practice. Australasian Psychiatry, e-pub(doi: 10.1080/10398560802085359), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Graham, I., Gleason, A., Keogh, G., Paltridge, D., McGrath, B., Rogers, I., Walton, M. (2007). Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors. Medical Journal of Australia, 186(7), S14-S19. [More Information]
  • Nash, L., Daly, M., Johnson, M., Walter, G., Walton, M., Willcock, S., Coulston, C., van Ekert, E., Tennant, C. (2007). Psychological morbidity in Australian doctors who have and have not experienced a medico-legal matter: A cross sectional survey. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(11), 917-925. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2007). Teaching patient safety to clinicians and medical students. The Clinical Teacher, 4(4), 224-231.
  • Walton, M., Shaw, T., Barnet, S., Ross, J. (2006). Developing a national patient safety education framework for Australia. BMJ Quality and Safety, 15(6), 437-442. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2006). Hierarchies: the Berlin Wall of Patient Safety. BMJ Quality and Safety, 15(4), 229-230. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Elliot, S. (2006). Improving safety and quality: how can education help? Medical Journal of Australia, 184(Supplement 10), S60-S64. [More Information]
  • Nash, L., Curtis, B., Walton, M., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2006). The response of doctors to a formal complaint. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(3), 246-250. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2005). It takes a team to choose the most dignified death. Australian Nursing Journal, 13(2), 12-12. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2004). Creating a "No Blame" culture: Have we got the balance right? BMJ Quality and Safety, 13(3), 163-164.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Junior Doctors and mistakes: A health care system perfectly designed for mistakes by junior doctors. Harvard Health Policy Review, 5(1), 96-105.
  • Nash, L., Tennant, C., Walton, M. (2004). The Psychological Impact Of Complaints And Negligence Suits On Doctors. Australasian Psychiatry, 12(3), 278-281.
  • Walton, M. (2003). Do the Right Thing: A New Way to Manage Mistakes. Australian Anaesthesia, 11, 41-49.
  • Walton, M. (2002). Guest editorial - Patients’ Autonomy: Does Doctor Know Best? Medicine Today, 3(6), 107-109.
  • McNeill, P., Walton, M. (2002). Medical Harm and the consequences of error for doctors. Medical Journal of Australia, 176(5), 222-225.
  • Walton, M. (2002). Sex and the practitioner:the predator. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 34(1), 7-16.
  • Walton, M., Braunack-Mayer, A., Gillam,, L., Vance, E., Gillett,, G., Kerridge, I., McPhee,, J., Saul, P., Smith, D., Wellsmore, H., et al (2001). An ethics core curriculum for Australasian medical schools. Medical Journal of Australia, 175, 205-210.
  • Walton, M. (2001). Guest Editor and editorial for The Australian Health Consumer Journal for the Health Consumers Forum. Australian Health Consumer, November 2001(3).
  • Walton, M., McNeill, P. (2001). Medical harm and the consequences of error for doctors. Medical Journal of Australia, 176, 222-225.
  • Walton, M. (2001). Out of the Shadows commentary. Medical Journal of Australia, 175, 331-332.
  • Walton, M. (2001). Why Complaining is good for Medicine. Internal Medicine Journal, 31(2), 75-76.

Conferences

  • Walton, M. (2006). Australian College of Physicians Annual Report. National AFRM Conference College of Physicians, Australia: Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
  • Walton, M. (2006). Living a professional life ethically. PMCV MEDICAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM, Victoria: Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria.
  • Walton, M. (2006). Professionalism and patient safety. ACHSE 2006 Joint National Conference, Australia.
  • Walton, M., Barraclough, B. (2006). Safety is everybody's business. 11th European Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care 2006, United Kingdom: BMJ Publishing Group.
  • Walton, M. (2006). The role of informatics in delivering safe health care (Keynote Presentation). HIC 2006 - Bridging the Digital Divide: Clinician, consumer, computer. HINZ 2006 - Primary Care & Beyond: Building the e-Bridge to Integrated Care, Brunswick East, Victoria: Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA).
  • Walton, M. (2006). Understanding how effective teams operate. National AFRM Conference College of Physicians, Australia: Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
  • Walton, M. (2005). Educating for safety: safe health care is everybody's business. 3 rd Australasian Conference on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Australia.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Education and Training Initiatives: National Framework Patient Safety Education. 2nd Australasian Conference on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Australia.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Patient perspectives, trust, and surgeon-patient relationships. Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Australia.
  • Walton, M. (2002). Medical regulation Continuity of Ethics. 2nd International Conference Ethics Education in Medical Schools.
  • Walton, M. (2002). Working with patients when things go wrong. Asia Pacific Forum on Safety and Quality, Australia.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Walton, M. (2006). Scientific progress demands tighter scrutiny. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2006). Slow Sunrise but we are catching on. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2006). Slow Sunrise but we are catching on. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2005). It takes a team to choose the most dignified death. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2005). Qualified by only a belief in themselves. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Junior Doctors. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Junior Doctors. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2003). The doctor's crisis. The Australian.
  • Walton, M. (2001). Indemnity problem may be a case of poor prognosis. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2001). What do patients want Part 1. Royal Australian College Physicians.
  • Walton, M. (2001). What do patients want? Part 2. Royal Australian College Physicians.

Report

  • Walton, M. (2006). National Patient Safety Education Framework Australian Council on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Commonwealth Department of Health 2006.
  • Walton, M., Shaw, T., Barnet, S., Ross, J. (2005). The National Patient Safety Education Framework.
  • Walton, M. (2001). Open Disclosure to patients or families after an adverse event: A literature review, Australia Council on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

2014

  • Walton, M., Kerridge, I. (2014). Do no harm: Is it time to rethink the Hippocratic Oath? Medical Education, 48(1), 17-27. [More Information]
  • Leotsakos, A., Ardolino, A., Cheung, R., Zheng, H., Barraclough, B., Walton, M. (2014). Educating future leaders in patient safety. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 7, 381-388. [More Information]
  • Beaupert, F., Carney, T., Chiarella, M., Satchell, C., Walton, M., Bennett, B., Kelly, P. (2014). Regulating healthcare complaints: a literature review. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 27(6), 505-518. [More Information]
  • Smith-Merry, J., Walton, M. (2014). Research governance as a facilitator for ethical and timely research? Learning from the experience of a large government-funded multisite research project. Australian Health Review, 38(3), 295-300. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Smith-Merry, J., Harrison, R., Manias, E., Iedema, R., Kelly, P. (2014). Using patients' experiences of adverse events to improve health service delivery and practice: protocol of data linkage study of Australian adults age 45 and above. BMJ Open, 4, 1-7. [More Information]

2013

  • Walton, M., Barraclough, B. (2013). Clinical supervisors: are they the key to making care safer? BMJ Quality and Safety, 22(8), 609-612. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2013). Deep sleep therapy and Chelmsford Private Hospital: have we learnt anything? Australasian Psychiatry, 21(3), 206-212. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Jeffery, H., Van Staalduinen, S., Klein (nee Kehoe), L., Rothnie, I. (2013). When should students learn about ethics, professionalism and patient safety? The Clinical Teacher, 10(4), 224-229. [More Information]

2012

  • Walton, M., Smith-Merry, J., Healy, J., McDonald, F. (2012). Health Complaint Commissions in Australia: Time for a national approach to data collection. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 11(1), 1-18.
  • Walton, M. (2012). National Patient Safety Education Framework. Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth Government of Australia.
  • Barraclough, B., Ellis, B., Leotsakos, A., Walton, M. (2012). WHO Patient Safety Curriculum Guide: Multi-professional Edition. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organisation.

2011

  • Walton, M., Woodward, H., Van Staalduinen, S., Lemer, C., Greaves, F., Noble, D., Ellis, B., Donaldson, L., Barraclough, B. (2011). Republished paper: The WHO patient safety curriculum guide for medical schools. BMJ (online), 342, d237-d237. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2011). Responding to Patient Harm: Patient Safety Initiatives in Australia. In John Tingle and Pippa Bark (Eds.), Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice, (pp. 225-238). Abingdon: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2010

  • Nash, L., Daly, M., Kelly, P., van Ekert, E., Walter, G., Walton, M., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2010). Factors associated with psychiatric morbidity and hazardous alcohol use in Australian doctors. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(3), 161-166. [More Information]
  • Lander, J., Reid, S., Walton, M., Rubin, G. (2010). Learning About Quality and Safety in an On-line Learning Environment. Focus on Health Professional Education: a multi-disciplinary journal, 12(1), 31-38.
  • Nash, L., Walton, M., Daly, M., Kelly, P., Walter, G., van Ekert, E., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2010). Perceived practice change in Australian doctors as a result of medicolegal concerns. Medical Journal of Australia, 193(10), 579-583. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Woodward, H., Van Staalduinen, S., Lemer, C., Greaves, F., Noble, D., Ellis, B., Donaldson, L., Barraclough, B. (2010). The WHO patient safety curriculum guide for medical schools. Quality & Safety in Health Care, 19(6), 542-546. [More Information]

2009

  • Walton, M., Barraclough, B., Van Staalduinen, S., Elliott, S. (2009). An educational approach to improving healthcare safety and quality. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2, 136-142.
  • Nash, L., Kelly, P., Daly, M., Walter, G., van Ekert, E., Walton, M., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2009). Australian doctors' involvement in medicolegal matters: a cross-sectional self-report study. Medical Journal of Australia, 191(8), 436-440. [More Information]
  • Kumar, K., Roberts, C., Rothnie, I., Du Fresne, C., Walton, M. (2009). Experiences of the multiple mini-interview: a qualitative analysis. Medical Education, 43(4), 360-367. [More Information]
  • Nash, L., Walton, M., Daly, M., Johnson, M., Walter, G., van Ekert, E., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2009). GPs' concerns about medicolegal issues. How it affects their practice. Australian Family Physician, 38(1-2), 66-70. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2009). Patient safety--a view from down under. BMJ Quality and Safety, 18(6), 422-423. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Vincent, C., Schyve, P., Reason, J., Leape, L., Hatlie, M., Combes, J., Conway, J., Berwick, D., Emanuel, L. (2009). What Exactly is Patient Safety? In K. Henriksen, J. Battles, M. Battles and M. Grady (Eds.), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, (pp. 1-18). United States: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

2008

  • Emanuel, L., Berwick, D., Conway, J., Combes, J., Hatlie, M., Leape, L., Reason, J., Schyve, P., Vincent, C., Walton, M. (2008). Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches. In K. Henriksen, J. Battles, M. Battles and M. Grady (Eds.), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, (pp. 1-18). United States: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
  • Roberts, C., Walton, M., Rothnie, I., Crossley, J., Lyon, P., Kumar, K., Tiller, D. (2008). Factors affecting the utility of the multiple mini-interview in selecting candidates for graduate-entry medical school. Medical Education, 42(4), 396-404. [More Information]
  • Nash, L., Daly, M., Johnson, M., Coulston, C., Tennant, C., van Ekert, E., Walter, G., Willcock, S., Walton, M. (2008). Personality, gender and medico-legal matters in medical practice. Australasian Psychiatry, e-pub(doi: 10.1080/10398560802085359), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Shaw, T., Combes, J., Shalowitz, J., Lau, D., Hatlie, M., Emanuel, L. (2008). The Patient Safety Education Project: An International Collaboration. In K. Henriksen, J. Battles, M. Battles and M. Grady (Eds.), Advances in Patient Safety: New Directions and Alternative Approaches, (pp. 1-15). United States: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

2007

  • Graham, I., Gleason, A., Keogh, G., Paltridge, D., McGrath, B., Rogers, I., Walton, M. (2007). Australian Curriculum Framework for Junior Doctors. Medical Journal of Australia, 186(7), S14-S19. [More Information]
  • Burnand, J., Walton, M. (2007). Medico-legal and related matters. In Jo Burnand (Eds.), Becoming a doctor: surviving and thriving in the early postgraduate years, (pp. 133-146). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Walton, M., Burnand, J. (2007). Medicolegal and related matters. In Jo Burnand (Eds.), Becoming a doctor: surviving and thriving in the early postgraduate years, (pp. 133-146). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Walton, M. (2007). Patient safety and satisfaction: dealing with mistakes and complaints. In Jo Burnand (Eds.), Becoming a doctor: surviving and thriving in the early postgraduate years, (pp. 147-162). Sydney: Elsevier.
  • Nash, L., Daly, M., Johnson, M., Walter, G., Walton, M., Willcock, S., Coulston, C., van Ekert, E., Tennant, C. (2007). Psychological morbidity in Australian doctors who have and have not experienced a medico-legal matter: A cross sectional survey. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(11), 917-925. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2007). Public reports: putting patients in the picture requires a new relationship between doctors and patients. In Steve Clarke and Justin Oakley (Eds.), Informed Consent and Clinician Accountability: the ethics of report cards on surgeon performance, (pp. 65-75). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Runciman, B., Merry, A., Walton, M. (2007). Safety And Ethics In Healthcare: A Guide To Getting It Right. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.
  • Walton, M. (2007). Teaching patient safety to clinicians and medical students. The Clinical Teacher, 4(4), 224-231.

2006

  • Walton, M. (2006). Australian College of Physicians Annual Report. National AFRM Conference College of Physicians, Australia: Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
  • Walton, M., Shaw, T., Barnet, S., Ross, J. (2006). Developing a national patient safety education framework for Australia. BMJ Quality and Safety, 15(6), 437-442. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2006). Hierarchies: the Berlin Wall of Patient Safety. BMJ Quality and Safety, 15(4), 229-230. [More Information]
  • Walton, M., Elliot, S. (2006). Improving safety and quality: how can education help? Medical Journal of Australia, 184(Supplement 10), S60-S64. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2006). Living a professional life ethically. PMCV MEDICAL EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM, Victoria: Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria.
  • Walton, M. (2006). National Patient Safety Education Framework Australian Council on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Commonwealth Department of Health 2006.
  • Walton, M. (2006). Professionalism and patient safety. ACHSE 2006 Joint National Conference, Australia.
  • Walton, M., Barraclough, B. (2006). Safety is everybody's business. 11th European Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care 2006, United Kingdom: BMJ Publishing Group.
  • Walton, M. (2006). Scientific progress demands tighter scrutiny. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2006). Slow Sunrise but we are catching on. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2006). Slow Sunrise but we are catching on. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Nash, L., Curtis, B., Walton, M., Willcock, S., Tennant, C. (2006). The response of doctors to a formal complaint. Australasian Psychiatry, 14(3), 246-250. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2006). The role of informatics in delivering safe health care (Keynote Presentation). HIC 2006 - Bridging the Digital Divide: Clinician, consumer, computer. HINZ 2006 - Primary Care & Beyond: Building the e-Bridge to Integrated Care, Brunswick East, Victoria: Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA).
  • Walton, M. (2006). Understanding how effective teams operate. National AFRM Conference College of Physicians, Australia: Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

2005

  • Walton, M. (2005). Educating for safety: safe health care is everybody's business. 3 rd Australasian Conference on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Australia.
  • Walton, M. (2005). It takes a team to choose the most dignified death. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2005). It takes a team to choose the most dignified death. Australian Nursing Journal, 13(2), 12-12. [More Information]
  • Walton, M. (2005). Qualified by only a belief in themselves. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M., Shaw, T., Barnet, S., Ross, J. (2005). The National Patient Safety Education Framework.

2004

  • Walton, M. (2004). Creating a "No Blame" culture: Have we got the balance right? BMJ Quality and Safety, 13(3), 163-164.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Education and Training Initiatives: National Framework Patient Safety Education. 2nd Australasian Conference on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Australia.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Junior Doctors. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Junior Doctors. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Junior Doctors and mistakes: A health care system perfectly designed for mistakes by junior doctors. Harvard Health Policy Review, 5(1), 96-105.
  • Walton, M. (2004). Patient perspectives, trust, and surgeon-patient relationships. Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Australia.
  • Nash, L., Tennant, C., Walton, M. (2004). The Psychological Impact Of Complaints And Negligence Suits On Doctors. Australasian Psychiatry, 12(3), 278-281.

2003

  • Walton, M. (2003). Commentary on: "On Trust" by Miles Little. In Kerridge, Jordens, Sayers (Eds.), A Miles Little Reader - Restoring humane values to medicine, (pp. 193-195). Sydney: Desert Pea Press.
  • Walton, M. (2003). Do the Right Thing: A New Way to Manage Mistakes. Australian Anaesthesia, 11, 41-49.
  • Walton, M. (2003). The doctor's crisis. The Australian.
  • Walton, M. (2003). Using patient complaints to improve care. In Coldicott, Y., Baxter, C., Brennan, Mark (Eds.), The Practical Guide to Medical Ethics and Law for Junior Doctors and Medical Students, (pp. 8-19). PasTest Limited.

2002

  • Walton, M. (2002). Guest editorial - Patients’ Autonomy: Does Doctor Know Best? Medicine Today, 3(6), 107-109.
  • McNeill, P., Walton, M. (2002). Medical Harm and the consequences of error for doctors. Medical Journal of Australia, 176(5), 222-225.
  • Walton, M. (2002). Medical regulation Continuity of Ethics. 2nd International Conference Ethics Education in Medical Schools.
  • Walton, M. (2002). Sex and the practitioner:the predator. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 34(1), 7-16.
  • Walton, M. (2002). Well Being; How To Get The Best Treatment From Your Doctor. Australia: Pluto Press.
  • Walton, M. (2002). Working with patients when things go wrong. Asia Pacific Forum on Safety and Quality, Australia.

2001

  • Walton, M., Braunack-Mayer, A., Gillam,, L., Vance, E., Gillett,, G., Kerridge, I., McPhee,, J., Saul, P., Smith, D., Wellsmore, H., et al (2001). An ethics core curriculum for Australasian medical schools. Medical Journal of Australia, 175, 205-210.
  • Walton, M. (2001). Guest Editor and editorial for The Australian Health Consumer Journal for the Health Consumers Forum. Australian Health Consumer, November 2001(3).
  • Walton, M. (2001). Indemnity problem may be a case of poor prognosis. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Walton, M., McNeill, P. (2001). Medical harm and the consequences of error for doctors. Medical Journal of Australia, 176, 222-225.
  • Walton, M. (2001). Open Disclosure to patients or families after an adverse event: A literature review, Australia Council on Safety and Quality in Health Care.
  • Walton, M. (2001). Out of the Shadows commentary. Medical Journal of Australia, 175, 331-332.
  • Walton, M. (2001). What do patients want Part 1. Royal Australian College Physicians.
  • Walton, M. (2001). What do patients want? Part 2. Royal Australian College Physicians.
  • Walton, M. (2001). Why Complaining is good for Medicine. Internal Medicine Journal, 31(2), 75-76.

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