Legal Liability for Bioethicists
The field of bioethics is responsible for many of the legal protections extended to medical patients and research subjects. The Hippocratic Oath can be thought of as a precursor to the issues that bioethicists deal with every day, and modern medicine has introduced many new considerations that ancient physicians could never have dreamed of. Some
Liability Risks for Speech-Language Pathology Professionals
If you work in the field of speech-language pathology or speech therapy, you might think that you are at low risk of a malpractice lawsuit. However, as the scope of services provided in the speech-language pathology field broadens and our society becomes increasingly litigious, there is always a chance that a practitioner might face a
Organizational strategies to reduce work stress for health care professionals
Work stress is an unfortunate reality of much of the health care industry. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control has been studying workplace stress for almost two decades, and many of their proposed solutions revolve around organizational changes. Although there are steps that health care workers
Addressing liability risks for physical therapists
Physical therapy malpractice claims have been rising over the past several decades, and that trend is expected to continue. Advance Healthcare Network cites a statistic from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Summary for 2010 that there were 1,014 malpractice claims made against physical therapists over the previous 20 years. A study of more than
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