Health Care Ethics Case Study

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Itzaura Lopez Assignment 2 HS 101.1: Discuss the implications of legal and ethical standars for health care professionals. Unit outcomes address in this Assignment: . Identify various sources of law in the united states and how they affect health care professionals. 1- Commond law is set by the juicial branch. 2- Administrative law that pertains to health care provider is the controlled Substances Act. 3- Statutory Law an excutive orders must comply with the constitution. Like professional health care have to understan the state law in different situation a keep the clear. We have to familiarize with the branches of governments and learn the laws. Understant that the health care professional ca be target of a law suit should remind…show more content…
Disclosure of erros; quality improvement activities, the practice of defensive medicine; dealing with patients who wish to leave against medical advice; provision of fetilecase at the insistence of patients or families; and the various protections of Good Samariatan Laws are just a few of these. In addition, the ethical principles governing the condect of physicians serving as expert witnesses in medical malpractice cases have become a subject of interest in recent years. Case study: Good Samaritan Home 1- Define Civil and Criminal law. Could these case facts give rise to a criminal case, a civil case or both? Explain your answer. Civil Law- is considered a wrong between individual. Civil case can result in fines, usually paid to the victim or victim's family, or the order to perfom a specific action, such as keeping pets under control. Criminal Law- is a resutl incofinment, probation or community service. Criminal law cases require the trier of fact, usually a jury, to find the defendiant guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt", while civil cases require only a preponderance of…show more content…
- Defamation of character- occurs when a person's reputation is damaged by the spreading of untrue information. - Incasion of privacy- the intusion into the private life of another person without medical cause can be considered invasion of privacy. - Fraud- decitful practices that deprive someone of his or her rights can be considered fraud. - Embezzlement- conversion to your own use of property that you canrightly access but do not own can be considred embezzlement. 3- Who is ultimately responsible for the supervision of the nursing aides in this case? Define and identify the doctrine which could be used to find them liable. The doctrine of responde at superior assumes responsibility of each of his or her employees and is therefore liable for any wrongdoings. Doctrine of respondeat- superior which states that employer are responsible for employer action. Doctrine of resi psa loquitur- the defendan who must prove that he or she is not responsible for the injury," the thing speak for itself". 4- Define negligence. Identify the four components of negligence and how each appliesin this case. Negligence- occur in any field where a duty is owed to someone. 1-
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