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OUR HOSPITALS AND DOCTORS HAVE A LEGAL AND MORAL DUTY OF CARE
In this article I would like to discuss the current view of the Irish Courts regarding the responsibility of hospitals and doctors (legal and moral duty of care) to take care of vulnerable patients prone to suicide and self-harm.
The Legal Consequences of Nursing Homes not keeping proper Medical Records and the “Organisational Duty of Care”
This article is intended to address two very important issues which the general public should be aware of when seeking answers to questions from Health Care Professionals, Managers and Administrators responsible for the running, upkeep and maintenance of Nursing Homes, whether public or private.
Firstly, I would like to deal with the matter of keeping proper medical records. Medical records are critical to the care of a patient and they must be accurate. If they are not, the care of the patient is at risk and sometimes this has very adverse consequences as this article will illustrate.
The plaintiff alleged negligence against the defendants arising from her discharge from hospital with a hernia unresolved and her subsequent re-admittance to hospital on the day of discharge critically ill, causing her physical and mental injuries.
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