Strategies to Avoid Malpractice In health care, one must be very careful with how their patients are treated and the information they feed their patients to prevent the risk of medical malpractice. Any carelessness from the physician or their staff could cause major damage to the patient which could leave to medical malpractice. Therefore, it’s not only the medical professionals’ duty to ensure they are providing the best care; it is also the duty of the staff to ensure they are providing the patients with the correct information. Some ways this health care organization can avoid malpractice is by avoiding any ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions from the patients. Staff should use the “teach back” method to make sure the patients are retaining as much information as they possibly can ( Clark, 2009). The medical practice must provide the patient with written instructions so the patients so that they have a proper resource. Another strategy is for the physician or the staff member to acquire the patients’ informed consent. This means that the physician has discussed the
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