William T. Choctaw M.D.,J.D. (auth.)'s Avoiding Medical Malpractice: A Physician's Guide to the Law PDF

By William T. Choctaw M.D.,J.D. (auth.)

ISBN-10: 038773063X

ISBN-13: 9780387730639

ISBN-10: 0387730648

ISBN-13: 9780387730646

Avoiding clinical Malpractice: A Physician's advisor to the legislations is a reader-friendly, surgeon orientated, instruction manual on how one can steer clear of malpractice court cases. As either a practising doctor and an lawyer, Dr. Choctaw presents genuine international views into either the scientific and felony points of malpractice concerns.

Dr. Choctaw's insider's-point-of-view explains what physicians want to know either ahead of and through felony lawsuits. Key themes include:

  • basic criminal definitions
  • how to regulate malpractice risk
  • how to be an efficient witness on your personal defense
  • how plaintiff and security attorneys litigate in malpractice cases
  • the significance of fine communique and documentation in day-by-day practice
  • what "informed consent" ability in either felony and scientific contexts

An more and more very important suggestion for physicians is roofed within the bankruptcy entitled "Disruptive surgeon Behavior." This dialogue covers the expanding legalization of drugs and its effect on either physicians’ attitudes and views in scientific perform. Dr. Choctaw bargains functional suggestion on tips on how to reduce those behaviors and, hence, some of the root explanations of litigation.

Some concerns within the ongoing litigation hindrance are a long way past the effect of person physicians. yet, there are corrective measures clinicians can take up their day-by-day perform to prevent malpractice litigation. fending off clinical Malpractice: A Physician's advisor to the legislation indicates physicians, citizens, or even scholars not just the way to examine strategies to prevent malpractice complaints, but in addition offers first-hand, genuine international suggestion on the way to live on unavoidable litigation.

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Another element of sexual harassment is the hostile work environment element, which is the most difficult to evaluate because it is very broad. The plaintiff can merely be working in the area where a physician is having a conversation with another person. The plaintiff may then be offended by conversation the physician is having with another in the plaintiff’s work area, and this may create a hostile work environment for the plaintiff. A hostile 38 ELIMINATING DISRUPTIVE PHYSICIAN BEHAVIOR work environment is subjective from the plaintiff’s perspective.

Deprivation of goods and services that are necessary to avoid physical harm or mental suffering, such as adequate pain medicine, may constitute abuse. Moreover, cases are now being brought more frequently against physicians under the California Elder and Dependent Abuse Act [51]. Thus, it is very important for doctors to document in the medical record that the patient has received appropriate pain medication. PAIN MANAGEMENT: THE NEW LEGAL TROJAN HORSE 45 PAIN MANAGEMENT ■ Fifth vital sign requirement for hospitals ■ Twelve Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) by 2006 requirement for physicians ■ Elder abuse ■ Adult dependent abuse The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has demanded strict guidelines for the pain management of hospitalized patients [52].

The 14 national federal CLAS standards are these: ■ Healthcare organizations should ensure that patients/consumers receive, from all staff members, effective, understandable, and respectful care that is provided in a manner compatible with their cultural health beliefs and practices and preferred language. DIVERSITY: A NEW EXPOSURE 33 ■ Healthcare organizations should implement strategies to recruit, retain, and promote at all levels of the organization a diverse staff and leadership that are representative of the demographic characteristics of the service area.

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