Every act or omission by a healthcare professional can have dire results on his patient. Medical negligence is mainly the application of the general law of negligence on to the medical profession. The elements of negligence are the duty of care, breach of that duty of care, causation and actual damage to that person or property1. The same principles applies in medical negligence, however specific to this area, more attention is paid in the areas of causation and the level of standard of care that was given. Establishing a duty of care for a medical professional is usually straight forward, that by offering to treat a patient, the doctor is automatically in a relationship with that patient.
All those patients are just experiencing pain and stress, once cancer gets in a person. Opponents finally claim, "We could never truly control euthanasia. Reports from the Netherlands, where euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are legal, reveal that doctors do not always report it". Of course we can control it, as long as we follow up with the patient's situation. In many cases that require euthanasia, the patient's situation is always obvious.
As it has already been discussed in this paper, physicians are responsible for any clinical negligence that may cause harm or injury to the patient. In many journal studies researching radiology, various field cases have been identified and studied. They have shown that radiologists who have not been very often accused of clinical negligence have become in trouble. The errors committed while conducting their radiological work are sometimes caused by their lack of experience or out of their care. But in both cases, they are held to be liable and patients may file lawsuits against
It may be done voluntarily or involuntarily or in another aspect, it may be active or passive but the assisting is done by a physician. It is a very controversial subject but every human should have the right to die and also ask a professional for help. Therefore, euthanasia should be legal for terminally ill, mentally stable and
What cannot be denied is that the doctor’s using of force is based on his duty. As a doctor, he has the responsibility of diagnosing each of his patients and prescribing the right medicine or assigning medical treatment. Because of the fatal problem which the doctor suspected, Mathilda’s throat must be examined right at the first place. “When finally I got the wooden spatula behind the last teeth and just the point of it into the mouth cavity, she opened up for an instant but before I could see anything she came down again and gripped the wooden blade between her molars she reduced it to splinters before I could get it out again” (Williams 1592). Mathilda’s resistance and stubbornness undoubtedly increase the difficulty for the doctor to examine.
Transition of care is vital part of recovering from any type of surgery. It can be detrimental to the patient’s health if all of the necessary steps and parties involved are not in proper sequence. Transition of care is a vulnerable time for all patients, but especially older patients and those with comorbidities. Transition of care is the coordination of care of patients transferring from different levels of care which include hospital admission through discharge, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home health care agencies, primary care physicians, specialist, and care takers at home (National Transitions of Care Coalition, n.d.). This paper will outline the downfalls of transition of care
This is carried into what is now known as HIPPA or Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Although not all of the Hippocratic oath remains the same due to different “scientific, economic, political, and social changes, a world of legalized abortion, physician-assisted suicide, and pestilences unheard of in Hippocrates' time,” it is still widely used today. Changing the oath to fit the needs of those that are found ill today is important, although some physicians say it should be left completely and
After trying all the approaches to solve his current state, Mr X was obliged to seek further medical attention. In the same quest, Mr. X came to the hospital and that is how we meet. In this disclosure, it is important to understand the limits of confidentiality. As it is the case, the patient is anonymous, hence the code X. Gastric bypass surgery or is a corrective technique that aims at dividing the stomach into two parts where there is a relatively small upper pouch and a lower larger remnant pouch with the small intestine connecting to both. The approach is quite invasive.
E/M codes play an important role in the billing process. When using E/M codes, you must take 3 factors into consideration; the place of service, the type of service, and the patient status. There must be documentation to support all codes listed. A negative impact on the medical office if E/M coding is done incorrectly could be the loss of money. The physician, office, or hospital relies on the coding to be done correctly.
Medical Rights for illegal immigrants Immigrants are people who come to a foreign country to live temporarily or permanently, and like every other human and animal, they also get sick and injured at one point. As a Doctor/Nurse or someone in the Medical field you have to respect the patient, no matter where they come from and give them the best care possible. You, as a Doctor, have to recite the Medical Hippocratic Oath once you graduate from Medical School, stating “I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.” This quote from the Hippocratic Oath is trying to tell you that no matter who the person is, no matter what Religion, Ethnicity, or Culture they have, you have to treat them as a human and treat them the best as possible. Immigrants are very helpful and valuable to our society, according to the White House of The United States of America, “Immigrants are important because they start their own business for American workers, improving the economy majorly.” If illegal immigrants help and collaborate in our society, then we should treat them equally, like brothers, because they are just like us.