BASED ON THE VIDEO:
In this episode, the student is presented with the case of a patient who needlessly develops a staph infection, following an unrelated surgery. Though the patient survives, the infection leaves her with permanent lung damage, and the hospital is later sued with negligence.
View the assigned Healthcare Law LearnScape interactive episode in the Jones & Bartlett website (DB2 LearnScape Case Study). You will be presented with a negligence case stemming from an incident in the hospital. You must interview staff members and work with the General Counsel to determine the hospitals liability for negligence and medical malpractice.
You will need to gather information about the incident from the parties involved and work with the Health Care Systems General Counsel to determine the hospitals liability.
Prompt: Based on the information you gathered from the LearnScape video interviews, research, and a biblical worldview, analyze this incident and write your recommendation to the Chief Counsel regarding negligence/malpractice liability.
Directly address the 4 elements required to prove negligence:
1. Duty to care
2. Breach of duty
4. Causation (specifically foreseeability)
> Title your thread “Liable” or “Not Liable” to reflect your conclusion.
> Upload a Word document copy of the post into SafeAssign for plagiarism review.
> A minimum of 3 scholarly articles, the Bible, and our class book.
> I will provide scholarly articles and pages from our (class book Pozgar or Collins)
> Integrate at least 2 biblical principles that directly support the thread with thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, and comparing/contrasting concepts to the topic, I use the NIV Bible (INTERNET – bible gateway)
> A minimum of 1,000 words
> Follow the NEW APA 7th edition changes.
> All direct quotes and paraphrases must include the page or paragraph number.