30 Apr '17, 2am

Honour sick leave system taking off among startups; not suitable for all companies say experts

“Some doctors might think the patient is malingering but another doctor who is cognisant of conditions like depression might probe further and discover that the patient is actually suffering from that condition…not many patients at the onset tell the doctor they are depressed, or even realise that they are actually suffering from it.” Another GP that Channel NewsAsia spoke with said he suspects about five percent of his patients could be faking their illness to get away from work. He has at some point refused a patient an MC when the issue of malingering is clear-cut, but usually gives even suspected fakers the certificate. “The doctors’ role is to always safeguard the interest of the patient,” he said. Dr Ang agreed, saying it’s not fair to patients if the doctor always has to be doubtful of someone’s motives and that HR managers should not expect doctors to function like...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/honour-sick...

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