HEALTHCARE ETHICS: RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR1Healthcare Ethics: Respondeat SuperiorAmanda SuttonRobert SmilesMHA 622 Health Care Ethics & LawFebruary 06, 2019
HEALTHCARE ETHICS: RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR2AbstractThis is an exploration of the age-old maxim and fascination of healthcare ethics – respondeatsuperior. The paper that follows illustrates the virtue of the maxim and how ingrained it is inour society even in making minor and major decision but most especially in the judicialsystem. But the maxim of respondeat superior has two major components that has to besatisfied on order to make the principal liable and that is the employment of the agent andthat the action committed is included in the agent’s scope of employment. We explored twocases to see the maxim in action and how it has contributed in implementing justice. Andlastly we deliver the maxim back to the common society – in our daily lives. We too aremasters of certain things. The maxim reminds us to take charge cause if anything goes wrong,“let the master answer.”
HEALTHCARE ETHICS: RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR3Healthcare Ethics: Respondeat SuperiorConsciously or unconsciously, each one of us – individually, culturally, and globally –adheres to many maxims in life. Maxims are perceived truths that were built through the ageswith wisdom from people who have gone before us. Our dependence towards ancient wisdomis so ingrained in our daily lives that we use it in minor and major decision making and the judicial system constitutes a large part in constantly going back to the maxims of law when battling through cases. And for the purpose of this paper, we will look on the maxim of Respondeat Superior – “let the master answer”.The core of Respondeat Superior is to prevent a man from running business or establishment that will cause harm to others either by the man’s direct involvement or by the undoing of his employees.
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