Though the option presented is less likely to give a better percentage of a positive outcome for the patient. The physician has a clear conflict in pleasing both the insurance company and the patient. The physician also risks not getting paid by the insurance company if they do not administer the less expensive treatment. This conflict could also be
Problem of staff. In this case study, I found out there had human errors on staff. Human error is “A failure of a planned action to achieve a desired outcome” (Human error, n. d.). From the beginning part of the statement, we knew that the untrained anesthesiologist had make a wrong decision to accept the oxygen tank for the intention of saving Michael’s life. The human error made by medical worker In the human error classification, Reason (1990) said “Greater understanding of the why of human error is provided by a popular approach based, in part, on the distinction between whether the inappropriate action was intended or not”.
Some may discredit this point by stating that Charlie’s surgery would improve future scientific understanding. Nonetheless, the ethics behind this decision remain questionable. On the topic of treatment of human test subjects, the article “Ethics of Fieldwork” states, “Special care must be taken with people who are unable to understand or who are particularly susceptible to coercion.” These precautions were not exercised with Charlie, which many would believe to be
Start by providing a short 4-6-line synopsis of the key elements of the case – and discuss what kind of incident occurred (week 1). In this case, “Medical error kills Hopkins Cancer Patient” by Erika Niedowski, the error was the failure of a planned action to be completed or intended and the use of a wrong plan for instance overdosage of potassium to achieve an aim. These errors were preventable and may not have caused the harm. Preventable adverse drug events and their causes and contributing factors had caused stopped Brianna Cohen's heart. Hence, this is a sentimental event because this unanticipated event resulted in death to a patient, not related to the natural source of the patient's illness.
The conduct of the defendant’s in the 1971 Washington Court of appeals case, State v. Williams, while neither advisable nor necessarily admirable, was justified given their valid concerns about losing possibly losing custody of their son if they sought medical help due to their Native American heritage. Walter Williams and Bernice Williams made the fateful decision to not take their 17-month old son, who was thought to only have minor tooth-ache, to the hospital due to concerns that such hospital visit would result in them losing custody of their son. Unfortunately, for the co-defendants, their son’s illness was much more severe than initially thought and their decision not to seek care resulted in both the son’s death and a manslaughter conviction
While quality solutions are produced, the willful choice model does not allow for flexibility regarding environmental changes such as technology and healthcare policy. Internal changes including turnover also negatively impact the rational decision process. Given the pros and cons of rational decision-making, the healthcare environment may not be the best fit for the willful choice model. Within healthcare organizations, chaos is prevalent with little time to thoroughly analyze a problem and produce
After reviewing the tables from chapter 63 and watching Pheridan’s video, I can safely say that patient safety was of highest concern, which needs more reinforcement. The ill-fated experience of Sue Cheridan is an unfortunate example of ineffective communication among health care professional. Lack of advocacy was another area that I believe was extremely neglected as the health care workers failed many times necessary to advocate or run a bilirubin test on Sue’s son, Carl and to order further testing for her husband’s tumor. As a result, Sheridan loss her husband and her child suffered severe brain damage. After her family misfortune, Sheridan became involved in several organization seeking and advocating for patient safety and better health
In Philadelphia 1973 early August, a robust and fatal disease had emerged through the garbaged pavement roads and city ‘sinks’. Dr. Hugh Hodge was one of the first to encounter the deadly disease, and it taking the life of his daughter days before meeting with a new patient with the same grotesque symptoms. Hugh and his colleague Dr. John Foulke cautiously cared for Catherine LeMaigre, reciting and reviewing previous documents that would provide treatments for such a harmful, painful disease. The tactics both the Doctor’s had used didn’t help with Catherine’s well being, and thus astonishing them since they haven’t ever seen prestigious methods shot down. Dr. Benjamin Rush, a well respected man and founding father of the United States, had rushed to the news of Catherine, and then decided the fatal disease was Yellow Fever.
Shine sued Dr. Vega for the wrongful death of his daughter, Catherine Shine. On March 18, 1990, Catherine Shine suffered an asthma attack and she was taken to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in order to receive medical attention. It was said that Catherine was highly educated on her illness because her father was a doctor. Catherine agreed to go MGH under the condition that she would only receive oxygen. She was not pleased with the medical attention that she was receiving so she decided to
There were 127 medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania last year. An example of these cases could be an exploratory surgery to diagnose a patient and the incision became infected because the patient failed to clean the incision sight properly. Seems to me that the doctor was just doing his/her job but in the end, he/she got sued. Medical malpractice can be described as an act or omission by a doctor or physician that lead to the harm of a patient (Kindy). Certain laws and bills have been put in place to discourage people from suing doctors for problems that are completely out of the doctor’s hands.
The Netherlands is another example of such misuse. Over the past two decades, Dutch law has evolved from acceptance of euthanasia for terminally-ill to chronologically-ill patients; it progressed from physical illnesses to psychological illnesses and finally, from voluntary euthanasia to involuntary. As you can see, non-voluntary euthanasia will emerge as soon as euthanasia practice is legalized; it will be unstoppable because it is always going to be justified by doctors, politicians and
Either the MA was not well trained on taking blood pressure or has trouble understanding it. What we can do to reduce errors when taking vital signs are a fundamental component of patient care. Omitted or inaccurately transcribed vital sign data could result in inappropriate, delayed, or missed treatment.