Clinical Ethics Case Study

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aw of Torts: 6.5.1 Law of Intentional Interference - • With erroneous intentions if one interferes with body, property or liberty of an individual. • Applicable when there is: – Exceeding limit of operations – Intimate examination – Refuse to discharge – Divulge privileged communication 6.5.2 Professional Misconduct/ Negligence - The conduct on the part of a medical professional during the practice of his profession which could be reasonably regarded as disgraceful/ dishonorable by his professional brethren of good repute & competency. In simple words, it means doing something that one is not supposed to do, or feigning to do something that one is supposed to do. Note: A doctor is not held guilty of Negligence if he exercises reasonable…show more content…
Depending on the availability of resources, the committee will develop or assist others in the development of lectures, seminars, workshops, courses, rounds, in-service programs and the like in clinical ethics. The aims of these educational efforts will be to provide participants with access to the language, concepts, principles and body of knowledge about ethics that they need in order to address the complex ethical dimensions of contemporary hospital practice. 6.7.1 Case Review An important function of the committee will be its role as a forum for analysis of ethical questions which arise in the care of individual patients. In most circumstances these questions concern appropriate care of patients with diminished capacity to participate in decision making regarding their care. In this role the committee will attempt to provide support and counsel to those responsible for treatment decisions including health care providers, patients, surrogates and members of the patient’s family. Case review is particularly recommended in three specific categories of decision…show more content…
In addition, absent special considerations, the patient or the patient’s family or surrogate decision makers, as the case may be, should also be notified that the case review will be taking place, and invited to participate. Their decision not to participate, or their objection to the consult, should not prevent a formal ethics consult from taking place, assuming the consult is otherwise determined to be appropriate by the team leader. If the patient’s attending physician believes that ethics case review is not appropriate, this conflict should be referred immediately to the Chief of Medical Staff for resolution. In the event of a persistent conflict, the Chief of the Medical Staff will assist in the orderly transfer of responsibility to another attending physician who is willing to permit the case review to go forward. • The members of the team may determine that it is appropriate to invite other participants to some or all of the meetings in which the team discusses the case. Among those persons who might be invited so such meetings are: members of the professional staff who are directly involved in providing care to the patient; resource personnel with special expertise; and the patient and/or members of the patient’s
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