Medical Error, Malpractice and Complications: A Moral Geography [Book Review]

HEC Forum 22 (2):145-157 (2010)
Abstract
This essay reviews and defines avoidable medical error, malpractice and complication. The relevant ethical principles pertaining to unanticipated medical outcomes are identified. In light of these principles I critically review the moral culpability of the agents in each circumstance and the resulting obligations to patients, their families, and the health care system in general. While I touch on some legal implications, a full discussion of legal obligations and liability issues is beyond the scope of this paper
Keywords Medical error  Malpractice  Preventable error  Adverse event
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10730-010-9130-9
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,280
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Lois Snyder (ed.) (2005). Ethics Manual. American College of Physicians.
Michael A. DeVita (2001). Honestly, Do We Need a Policy on Truth? Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11 (2):157-164.

View all 7 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2010-05-22

Total downloads

34 ( #139,347 of 1,932,455 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

6 ( #149,265 of 1,932,455 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.