How hospital leaders and risk managers can nurture ethics-driven lawyering
JournalAMA Journal of Ethics
PublisherAmerican Medical Association
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AbstractHow hospital lawyers assess legal risk in clinically and ethically complex cases can shape risk management operations, influence clinicians' morale, and affect the care patients receive. This article suggests that many disagreements, particularly those involving key ethical and legal questions arising from a patient's care, should launch a process that might include family meetings, early palliative care integration, and ethics consultation or committee review of clinical teams' and surrogates' reasons and perspectives. This article also explains why exploration of these perspectives can motivate fuller understanding of the sources of clinical and ethical disagreements and inform the approach to legal advice that hospital executives and risk managers should foster. Copyright Copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/14584
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