BA613L1A6 - BA623 Health Services Law and Policy Lesson#1...

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BA623 Health Services Law and Policy Lesson #1 Assignment #7 1. How do you balance full disclosure vs. protection of the organization from liability? In the health care field, patients’ lives are at stake, so full disclosure should take precedence over trying to protect one’s self from liability. Full disclosure allows a health care provider or facility to own up to a mistake or an unwanted outcome, which can be beneficial in controlling the potential damage of that situation. It may also prevent a malpractice lawsuit. Recognizing such a mistake can also allow for troubleshooting and policy development in order to prevent the situation from reoccurring in the future. In fact, it could be argued that not practicing full disclosure results in fraud. On the other hand, it is felt that disclosing more information than necessary can lead to increased malpractice lawsuits. This may boil down to an ethical issue for each individual to ponder, but it is likely that if a suit is filed, a jury will not look
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BA613L1A6 - BA623 Health Services Law and Policy Lesson#1...

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