Law & Medicine

Law & Medicine

‘Captain of the ship’ doctrine

Under the “Captain of the Ship” doctrine, physicians may face growing liability risks from their assistants’ negligence.

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Patients who record office visits

Is it legal for patients to record conversations with physicians without physicians’ knowledge?

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How the ADA shapes health care

How do the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act determine physicians’ treatment duties?

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Consent and DNR orders

Where have the courts set the lines over the issue of consent surrounding decisions to withhold CPR?

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Sexual harassment

Which physician behaviors and health care workplace environments cross the line into sexual harassment?

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Duty vs. confidentiality

What role does foreseeability play when a physician knows a patient may be a danger to others?

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Federal medical tort reform: Has its time come?

Three legal relative newcomers – health courts, apology laws, and safe harbors – appear to be taking center stage in any forthcoming federal tort...

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