Assignment 1: Recognizing The Role Of Adhering To The Standard Of Care

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Assignment 1: Recognizing The Role Of Adhering To The Standard Of Care
Assignment 1:
Recognizing the Role of Adhering to the Standard of Care
When providing health care, there are standards of care which a reasonably prudent provider should follow. Providers at all levels are held to these standards of care. Failure to provide competent care to your patients will put you at risk for malpractice. Remaining current with the evidenced-based guidelines and providing optimal care will minimize the risk of liability.
For this Assignment, you will create a PowerPoint presentation that explains any legal implications that exist for failure to adhere to a standard of care, the key elements of malpractice, and compare the differences in malpractice policy options.
To prepare:
Consider the importance of using professional resources such as the National Guideline Clearinghouse to guide care delivered
Create a PowerPoint presentation no more than 15 slides in length that addresses the following:
• Identify and explain any legal implications that exist for failure to adhere to a standard of care
• Identify and explain the key elements of malpractice
• Compare the differences in malpractice policy options

Description

Medical malpractice is a specific component of the broader domain of medical negligence
The concept of “the standard of care” in law falls under duty.
Legally, four conditions need to be met for plaintiffs to claim damages. These are:
Existence of a recognized duty
Breach of the duty
Susceptibility to potential harm to the patient
Causation of harm either single or multiple
The breach of duty is what is regarded as contravention of “the standard of care”

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