1. Malpractice Suits
Discuss how physician malpractice suits can be decreased. How can a doctor be sued for malpractice? What current practices do doctors perform in order to avoid law suits? What are the impacts of these practices? How can one check for any malpractice suit against a doctor? Respond to two of your classmates’ posts.
2. Legal Concerns for Medical Administration
Evaluate why prescribing, control, and administration of medications is a major area of legal concern for health care providers. What is the impact of medication errors to the patient and the health care provider? Discuss ways doctors make mistakes in prescribing medication. What kinds of errors do nurses make regarding the administration of medications? Review the documentary Chasing Zero and, in addition to conducting your own research, address the methods or practices that you feel would be most effective in reducing medication/prescribing errors. Respond to 2 of your classmates’ posts.