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Immunity for US Health Aides?

In the upcoming term, the US Supreme Court is expected to address the immunity of public health service officers. Traditionally, public health service officers ...Read more

Doctors Fail to Relay Medical Test ...

A recent study reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that doctors often fail to tell patients about bad medical test results. In a review of the medical...Read more

My Surgery Was Not Necessary. Can I...

Each year, 48 million surgeries are performed in the United States. Many of these surgeries are necessary and improve or save patients’ lives. However, as m...Read more

Professional Duty of Care

Professional Duty of Care

Raising a Child with Special Needs

Parenting any child can be a challenge. Parenting a child who has physical, developmental or emotional disabilities can multiply these demands tenfold. Among the challenges faced by the parent of a sp ... Read more

The Time Is Now: Individual Healthcare Policies

Everyone has heard of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. However, more than half of all uninsured Americans are currently unaware of exactly how and when it will affect them. Th ... Read more

Who's Your Doctor Most Concerned About?

Your doctor prescribes some drugs or orders a test when you visit his office; it's no big deal, right? You made an appointment to figure out what's wrong with you and the doctor's trying to do just th ... Read more

Who's to Blame for Wrong-Site Surgery?

Update Despite procedures to prevent it, wrong-site surgery is on the rise. At least that's what the numbers say. The Joint Commission estimates wrong-site surgery happens 40 times a week on av ... Read more

Surgery Nurse Gives Patients Hep C with Dirty Needles

This is one of a hospital patient's worst fears. You go to the hospital for surgery, the surgery thankfully goes well and you go home. Several months later, you get a letter from the hospital asking y ... Read more

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Additional Professional Duty of Care Topics