Health care and human service professionals often experience anxiety about potential adverse legal repercussions for actions taken or not taken in the course of caring for patients or clients.
In this volume, professionally distinguished and diverse authors discuss both the real and perceived legal liability context within which health and human service delivery to older persons takes place. The benefits and costs of litigious, legislative, and regulatory interventions on the quality of care and the quality of life for recipients of geriatric services is evaluated. Most important, chapters present suggestions for ways to effectively reduce or manage legal risks and anxieties while improving patient care. This volume fills a gap in the literature by providing careful and accurate analysis of legal issues rarely translated into practical and useful advice for health care and human service professionals.
About the Author
Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, FCLM, was educated at Johns Hopkins University (BA), George Washington University (JD with Honors), and Harvard University (MPH). Since August 1980, he has been a faculty member in the School of Medicine at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, where he is the Frederick A. White Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Community Health and Psychiatry and Director of the WSU Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. He holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Dayton School of Law. In addition to being admitted to practice law in a number of state and federal courts, he is also licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in the District of Columbia. He is the author of a substantial number of published books, articles, and reviews.
Table of Contents
• Malpractice Liability Issues Associated With Caring for Older Persons, Ronald W. Scott
• Risk Management, Health Care, and the Geriatric Patient Population, Michael J. Bass
• Medico-Legal Aspects of Hospital Siderail Use, Elizabeth A. Capezuti and Julie A. Braun
• Negotiated Risk Agreements: Opportunity or Exploitation?, Keren Brown Wilson, Kenneth L. Burgess, and Mauro Hernandez
• A Perfect Storm of Unlimited Risks for Florida Nursing Home Providers, LuMarie Polvka-West, Howard Tuch, and Karen Goldsmith
• Risk Management and Quality-of-Care Concerns in Long-Term Care, Andrew Weinberg
• Nursing Home Litigation: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, Lawrence A. Frolik
• Quality of Care and Quality of Life in Nursing Facilities: What’s Regulation Got to Do With It?, Marshall B. Kapp
Bibliography: Medical Errors