The trial court found that it was not, and granted the defendant summary judgment. In this case, John Marhshall was not the proximate cause of the death because Mr. Smith was experiencing psychosis symptoms prior to his death. The other sypmtoms he experienced were only reported to his roomate and not the nurse, therefore the nurse had no idea he was experiencing such issues. Hence, the nurse or the hospital was not the proximate cause of his suicide and may have resulted from several other factors. IV.
Dr. Hoerr was called by Halls’ husband as an expert witness in trial. He was called as an expert witness to establish a national standard of care applicable to all surgeons including the duty to follow the patient through the first several hours after an operation. Dr. Hoerr was not familiar with the local standard of care and was disqualified by the trial court. Hilbun was granted a direct verdict and Hall’s husband appealed. Dr. Hilbun was found liable because he did not provide standard of
Kathleen Lowe The Bournewood case H L is a adult male who is autistic & with profound learning difficulties. He lived in Bournewood hospital from the age of 13 for more than 30 years. In 1994 he was discharged into the community to live with Mr & Mrs E. On 22 July H L became agitated at his day care centre & Was admitted to the accident & emergency department at Bournewood hospital under sedation. Due to the sedation he did not resist admission so doctors chose not to admit him using the powers of mental health act. H L was compliant & never attempted to leave hospital.
Due to the nature of intervening at a time of crisis its immediacy is paramount in helping to resolve the presenting problems, stress, psychological trauma and emotional conflicts (Roberts 2006). Case Study J.R. (not real initials) has been referred to the Mental Health In-Reach Team in prison. On admission to prison he was seen by the intake doctor and referred as he is taking anti-psychotic medication and is known to the Home Treatment Team of a psychiatric hospital. He is a 30 year old man and I can see from his photo that he is white. There is no further information on J.R.
Doctors tend to expect the people who visit them have some kind of mental disorder since only by one consulting them gives them the impression that one should be a patient. Rosenhan’s study could also show this argument. Doctors think people are mentally disorder because they
the second major shift in the rise of mental ill inmates was due to stricter sentencing laws implemented in the 1980's and 1990's. Many of the people who are in prison now, may have not have convicted, or convicted as severely as years before.
I am very sure of this because I believe people should be treat with consequences according to there action and not taken advantage of. 2) If you were a prisoner, would you have been able to endure the experience? What would you have done differently than those subjects did? If you were imprisoned in a "real" prison for five years or more, could you take it? If I was a prisoner, I do not think I would have been able to endure the experiment.
“In 1980 federal district judge William Wayne Justice issued a ruling in a class action case, Ruiz v. Estelle, filed by inmates in 1972. Justice's ruling, which determined that conditions of confinement violated the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution (the prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishment"), required the state to reduce overcrowding, improve prisoner rehabilitation and recreational programs, and refrain from practices deemed detrimental to the prisoners' safety and welfare.” (Lunko,2012). Mental health disorders and Golden 2 substance abuse issues are just now being treated in prisons and jails.
Some 60 people have been prosecuted and more than 160 children have been identified as victims and rescued, officials said. At the sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Portway's attorney, Richard Sweeney, said his client was "sick" and should be punished, but added that he had only "immersed himself in a world of fantasy on the Internet" and never intended to carry out any plans to harm children. Portway, wearing a brown prison uniform, glasses and white sneakers, did not speak during the sentencing. He was sentenced to 320 months in prison, and will be deported to the UK after he completes his term. He was also ordered to pay $3,000 each to five unnamed victims whose images were found on his
“Never events” are also known as “serious reportable events” (SREs), an official term adopted and used by the National Quality Forum (NQF). The NQF defines SREs as events that should never have occurred to the patient when receiving care in a hospital. SREs are viewed as identifiable events that cause substantial harm to the patient and are almost always preventable. (Lembitz, 2010, pg. 30) Examples of “never events” include, but are not limited to the following: • Death due to administration of wrong medication • Wrong surgery procedures conducted on the wrong patient and/or wrong body part • Patient abduction • Handing an infant patient to the wrong person during discharge NQF has compiled a list of 28 “never events” that is used in many states across the nation.