Assignment 1: Law and Health Care System Administration
January, 27th 2013
This paper will focus on Law and Health Care System Administration .First the paper will identify the importance of the physician-patient and hospital-patient relationship. and determine how contract principle and breach of warranty apply to the health care setting. An Analysis will be made on the four (4) elements of proof necessary for a plaintiff to prove negligence. The paper will conclude with discussing the function and responsibilities of the governing board of a health care corporation.
Justify your position about the importance of the physician-patient and hospital-patient relationships. The physician-patient relationship has an important impact on disparities in medical care. For example, African-American and Hispanic patients are more likely to report dissatisfaction with their relationships with physicians, report less continuity of care,and perceive poorer quality of care. relationship-oriented factors, such as trust and physician communication style, have been linked to disparities in patient satisfaction,delivery of preventive care services,appropriate use of referrals,and patient follow-through on treatment. (Street, Malley,Cooper & Haidet, 2008) Outcome measures included patient’s self-reports of trust in the physician,satisfaction with care,and intent to follow treatment recommendations. Reliability was sufficient for the patient trust (satisfaction , and intent to adhere to recommendation measures.) (Street et al 2008)
Determine how contract principle and breach of warranty apply to the health care setting When a physician-patient relationship is established, the physician is contracted to treat the patient
within the guidelines of medical standard. If the physician does not live to an expectation, a breach of
contract or warranty may arise. For instance, a case...
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Slovenko, R. (2005). Malpractice, non-medical negligence, or breach of contract. Journal Of Psychiatry & Law, 33(3), 445-467.
Showalter, J. S. (2012). The law of healthcare administration (6th ed.). Chicago: Health Administration Press. Responsibilities Of Government Board. pp126
Showalter, J. S. (2012). The law of healthcare administration (6th ed.). Chicago: Health Administration Press. Negligence. Pp 81
Showalter, J. S. (2012). The Law of Healthcare Administration: 6th edition. Chicago: Health Administration Press.
Warren, C. (1895). VOLENTI NON FIT INJURIA IN ACTIONS OF NEGLIGENCE. Harvard Law Review, 8(8), 457-471.
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