Ordinary Negligence and Occupiers’ Liability – Comparing Principles. Based on the discussion above, we can retrieve the key features of both ordinary negligence and occupier’s liability. In essence, the ordinary idea of negligence is when you unintentionally cause injury to someone in a situation where you should have known your action could cause harm. The plaintiff must establishes three factors to constitute negligence. Firstly, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care.
1. In this case, Missy sustained an injury after administration of a hot pack even though she was being monitored by Jim (PTA). Ron (PT) was responsible for the duties of Jim. Therefore, both Jim and Ron failed to care for Missy that comply with the legal standard of care and are most likely liable for professional negligence.
Western State Hospital (WSH) is one of two state-owned psychiatric hospitals for adults in Washington and is the location of my field placement. WSH patients are referred to the hospital either through their county’s Behavioral Health Organization (BHO), the civil court system when individuals meet the criteria for involuntary treatment (i.e. Danger to self, danger to others, and or gravely disabled) or through the criminal justice system (i.e. Competency evaluation, and not guilty by reason of insanity) (Western State Hospital, n.d.). WSH is a patient-centered hospital utilizing a progressive medical model, emphasizing the best chance for recovery is through a collaborative effort made interdisciplinary treatment team consisting of a; psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, medical doctor, pharmacist, registered nurse, and rehabilitation staff. Although, WSH emphasis collaboration, the hospital operates independently within their own system, rendering their collaboration to internal sources only making the hospital partly integrated (Crawford, 2012). Researchers Heslin and Weiss (2015) stated facilities which are partly integrated have a higher recidivism rate compared to facilities who are fully integrated, 20%
The St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s (SJRH) primary service areas covered in the assessment and plan includes the city of Yonkers, village of Dobbs Ferry and the surrounding towns and villages of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Irvington, Tarrytown, Elmsford, Tuckahoe, Bronxville, and Scarsdale within Westchester County, New York (St. John’s Riverside Hospital, 2016). Employees at SJRH can view this strategic plan via the intranet. After final approval of the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) report and Community Service Plan (CSP), it was uploaded to the St. John’s Riverside Hospital public website. The information was shared with community partners, and a paper copy is available for public inspection upon request and without charge at
(I) Introduction: In the judgements of McGhee and Fairchild, the distinction between factual causation and legal causation has been obscured. It is argued that the material contribution test has altered the path of the law. I believe this to be correct. The material contribution test for legal causation has become a tool that can be adapted to allow the plaintiff to recover even when the sine qua non rule cannot be applied and when cause-in-fact fails to be established.
H1: Care Hope Awareness, Sacramento, CA H2: Care Hope Awareness ( Nurturing Growth Education) is a treatment center in Sacramento, California. Care Hope Awareness is a treatment center that focuses on substance abuse services. Their Program is Substance Abuse Treatment.
It was gloomy and rainy in the small city of Frederick, Maryland. Also cold. The drive to Frederick Memorial Hospital was even worse. A small BMW was on the road with a few other cars. This particular BMW had three children and a woman inside of it.
Gibson General Hospital is a rural, critical access hospital serving the residents of Gibson County Indiana. It is located near a major highway, US-41, numerous coal mines, Duke Energy power plant, Toyota manufacturing plant, and countless family farms around the county. Therefore, its ability to be prepared for various disasters, trauma’s, and emergent health conditions requires diligence, as the nearest level II trauma center is located 30 miles away. In the event of a disaster, trauma, or a patient with an emergent condition, Gibson General Hospital’s role is to assess, stabilize, and transfer the patient to the nearest appropriate facility to manage their care.
Based on this case the cost driver is to properly distribute the direct cost among the different divisions. Dr. Julian would like to control her departments costs by having them distributed fairly among the divisions without affecting the hospital’s reimbursement/revenue. Carroll University Hospital is currently using the standard costing unit, which is based on the cost of bed/day for inpatients. Currently the present cost accounting system that is being used at CUH takes the total direct cost of the departments, then allocates the indirect costs and distributes it among the departments evenly regardless of the actual resources being used in those departments, and without considering that there may be some patients in these divisions that may require more resources than others, this method does not seem to recognize the different activities,
My Volunteering Experience at St. Mary Medical Center It wasn’t for the volunteer hours needed for school or the need to do something. It was all about giving back to the community for me. I was born in India and I’ve seen the kind of condition people suffer to get through the day. Since then it has been my goal to make others smile, and just help them in any way possible.
Throughout Jane’s medical records many abbreviations were used from the face sheet to the progress notes. The use of medical abbreviations in health records have numerous benefits and limitations. For example, physicians spend a large amount of time documenting what occurred during the day. By using abbreviations in medical records, physicians can save time, which allows them to complete other tasks. It can also help minimize spelling errors.
Consensus Summary of Yolanda Pinnelas Case Study The purpose of this paper is to discuss a case study involving a 21-year-old patient, Yolanda Pinnelas, who was studying to be a musical conductor, and who was being treated with chemotherapy. The toxic medication allegedly caused severe deformity of the patient’s hand when it seeped out of the intravenous (IV) catheter and into the surrounding tissues with minimal intervention by the hospital staff noted. This malpractice case will be reviewed thoroughly by each one of the group members and a discussion of the issues relating to duty, documentation, liability, damages and more will be discussed in detail within this paper.