Benson as negligence. Keeping in mind the definitions of negligence, gross-negligence and malpractice, I would have to argue that Mr. Benson’s case is one of malpractice. The defining fact that Mr. Benson was injured at the hands of a medical professional makes this an issue of malpractice rather than negligence. Mr. Benson’s injury was a direct result of a medical professional failing to act in “accordance with the prevailing professional standards” (Guido, p.93). The circumstances surrounding how the incorrect extremity was amputated was not clearly identified, but the doctrine of res ipsa loquitor – “the thing speaks for itself” – can be applied in this instance (Guido, 2010).
Negligence in the Phlebotomy Field Health Rights and Responsibilities 320 Negligence in the Phlebotomy Field Professional Liability and Negligence is found in many allied health professions. There are various situations in which negligence is used in the phlebotomy field. Professional liability is being legally responsible for actions, and guarantees “the standard of care”. Phlebotomist is medical professionals who work with patients in hospitals, blood banks and other medical setups. The phlebotomist is trained and educated in the proficiency of Proper Blood Technique Collection.
It is the failure to meet a standard of care or standard of conduct that is recognized by a profession reaches the level of malpractice when a client or patient is injured or damaged because of error. Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error. It usually involves an alleged tort of negligence (states the party who acted wrongfully is liable for damages to the injured party). Criminal negligence is the failure to use reasonable care to avoid consequences that threaten or harm the safety of the public and that are the foreseeable outcome of acting in a particular manner. Unlike the tort of Negligence, a person who is convicted of criminal negligence is subject to a fine, imprisonment, or both, because of the status of the conduct as a
Jerry making that decision on his own could result in death of the patient, or life changes complications. It could result in both Jerry and Dr. Williams losing their licenses to practice in medicine. It could result in a malpractice and or wrongful death
They are also the ones who keep the doors open and the business functioning as a whole. . If the internal stakeholders are not abiding by the bylaws of the business it could lead to a total job loss. If there are continuous negative complaints of illegal procedures being done by the doctors and nurses, the hospital could lose their certification as a healthcare facility. The external stakeholders are those on the outside who contributes their service to the businesses.
Benson is a case of malpractice. “Malpractice, as distinct from the type of error that is the focus of the Institute of Medicine’s report implies a greater degree of individual culpability. Examples might include the physician who ignores the procedures in place to protect patients from error such as the time out to confirm that the patient about to undergo a procedure is, in fact, the patient scheduled for the procedure” (Zientek, 2010). This is malpractice because there was a duty owed to the patient to amputate the left leg. The breach of duty was the failure to amputate the correct limb.
Adverse events as defined on pg. 313 of our text, “Continuous Quality Improvements in Healthcare,” is an untoward, undesirable, and usually unanticipated event, such as the death of a patient, and employee, or a visitor in the healthcare organization (Sollecito,
Differences c. How can we improve how we compare to others V. Poor quality of healthcare is a problem in the United States a. Lack of comprehensive quality measure b. Healthcare system harms patient too often and fails to live up to potential c. Preventable mistakes that result in death VI. How does providing data with national standards measure healthcare delivery outcomes? a. Compare preventive and chronic care b.
When discrimination occurs it can have a very adverse effect on the people who are subjected to it. There are many different types of discriminatory practice in a health and social care setting, they can be obvious (overt), subtle or sometimes unintentional. This task will explain three types of discriminatory practice and the effects that each practice has on those who are subjected to them. The first type of discriminatory practice that I have chosen is prejudice. Prejudice is usually found when staff members judge those who are in their care inappropriately because of case notes of the person or from information other members of staff have provided them with.
It cost families more money because of medication and the unexpected visits to the emergency room, hospitalization, or doctor office to see a specialist. The medical cost for asthma can contribute to unexpected medical cost, and can put a family at financial risk. Asthma can have a great impact on someone social life as well by limiting them to exercise or physical activities. The developing of asthma is on the rise, and more people are developing asthma, whether it is due to hereditary, environmental factors, allergens, and the use of tobacco products, exercise or pollutant that may have occurred while in the workplace. The demand for medications and physicians will increase due to the rising of asthma.