Author: Joseph Wayne Smith
Release Date: 2013
A study on how to properly implement medical malpractice law and tort reform, without passing new laws, but putting the responsibility back in the hands of the people. It analyzes the limits of tort law; the problems with Australian law on the negligent failure to disclose medical risks and the merits of no-fault compensation schemes.
Author: Vivienne Harpwood
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2007
Analyzing the level of claims for clinical negligence in the light of the most recent trends and discovering whether there is indeed a litigation crisis in healthcare, this book is a topical and compelling exploration of healthcare and doctor-patient relationships. The author: identifies and analyzes the growing pressures on doctors in modern society, placing their role in context explores some of the myths surrounding media claims about malpractice considers the practice of 'defensive medicine' and the difference between defensive practices and sensible risk management examines external pressures, such as political interference with clinical practice in the form of target-setting and what might be described as a culture of creeping privatization of healthcare. Covering the topics of medicine and the media and the causes of occupational stress among doctors, this volume is a must read for all students of medical law and medical ethics.
Author: Moshe Schein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-11-11
"When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. " WILLIAM HAZLITT (1778-1830) This is the fourth volume in a series which we started in 1997. In 1976, Varco and Delaney edited a "surgical bestseller" entitled Controversy in Surgery. This was fol lowed by a second volume in 1985. The immense success of these books among both surgical trainees and experienced surgeons, and their wide international ap peal, supported the editors' notion that a view of controversy is integral to teach ing. However, despite major advances in surgical science and practice, no other similar publication has since been put together with the objective of addressing major controversies in surgery. The aim of this series is to address such deficiency by covering the most crucial current controversies in general, vascular and trauma surgery. Since almost everything is controversial in surgery, we will be able to tackle different issues almost each year. The editors have selected a nationally/internationally recognized authority for each topic. Most books available today are either "North American:' "British-Com monwealth" or "British-European:' contributing to the constant transatlantic rival ry. Our series specifically aims to bridge this "culture gap" and includes North American, British, European, and other authors while maintaining a cohesive structure. This will hopefully also broaden the appeal of such a book across both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.
Author: Andrew Malleson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date: 2005
Whiplash is diagnosed so frequently that in the U.S. alone its annual cost is estimated at between 13 and 18 billion dollars. Up to 10 per cent of all whiplash "victims" are reported as permanently disabled. Andrew Malleson contends that whiplash is nothing more than a neck strain that heals in a matter of days or weeks and argues that medical and legal professionals foster and create illnesses by dangling illusive fortunes in front of would-be claimants. In an exposé of how some health care and legal professionals prey on the anxieties and greed of their clients, Malleson argues that whiplash is only one of a long list of largely fabricated illnesses and injuries – such as fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injury, chronic fatigue syndrome, occupational back pain, chronic pain syndrome, and post-traumatic stress disorder – that drain resources from the health care system.
Author: Marilynn M Rosenthal
Release Date: 2002-06-24
The information contained in Medical Error includes contributions from experts in the field who offer a comprehensive and constructive review of medical mishaps. The book provides a useful reference for students and practitioners who must examine and assess the critical area of patient safety. Throughout Medical Error the authors stress the critical need for accountability and transparency and address a number of compelling questions: Where are we mired in outdated approaches? Where have we misinterpreted data? Where are we getting new insights? Where do we dare to be innovative? This helpful resource will prove to be a valuable tool for health care professionals who strive to improve care for all their patients.
Author: Emily Jackson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-06-16
Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers all of the explanation, commentary, and extracts from cases and key materials that students need to gain a thorough understanding of this complex topic. Key case extracts provide the legal context, facts, and background; extracts from materials provide differing ethical perspectives and outline current debates; and the author's insightful commentary ensures that readers understand the facts of the cases and can navigate the ethical landscape to form their own understanding of medical law. Online resource centre Online updates to the law are provided alongside a searchable glossary of medical and legal terms.
The International Journal of Indian Psychology (ISSN 2348-5396) is an academic journal that examines the intersection of psychology, home sciences, and education. IJIP is published quarterly and is available in electronic versions. Our expedited review process allows for a thorough analysis by expert peer-reviewers within a time line that is much more favorable than many other academic publications.
Author: William O. Robertson
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release Date: 1985-01-01
More than 90 percent of all the malpractice suits ever filed in the United States have been filed in the last two decades, a mere 3 percent of the nations history. And, currently, one out of every ten physicians in America is involved in an alleged incident of malpractice.This book addresses the distressing predicament facing both the doctor and the patient. Using a collection of case histories to explore the causes of malpractice, he offers sensible suggestions and guidelines for reducing both actual and perceived malpractice.
Author: Alan G. Williams
Publisher: Physician, Protect Thyself
Release Date: 2007
Written by an experienced malpractice defense attorney, this concise yet comprehensive medical reference guide explains how physicians, nurses and every other type of health care provider can reduce and prevent medical malpractice claims.
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2007-03-09
Reduce your risk of costly litigation! Written in easy-to-understand language by a team of medical doctors who are also attorneys at law, this handbook addresses the issues surrounding the growing incidence of medical malpractice. It examines the scenarios that can result in a malpractice suit, the best actions to take during the course of litigation, and the most effective ways to minimize your legal liabilities. Access the expert guidance of top professionals across medical and legal fields in an easy-to-read format. Review the legal aspects of nearly every medical topic that impacts health care professionals. Quickly see how to minimize your legal liabilities with the aid of "Golden Rule" boxes. Understand the different types of malpractice suits and the physician's position and defense in each. See how concepts apply to specific scenarios through abundant case studies. Explore specific legal considerations for each medical specialty.