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By Jane Lynch, Senthill Nachimuthu

Scientific accountability presents useful felony recommendation by means of highlighting real-life healthcare case experiences and office examples. It seems in particular on the components of responsibility, the felony procedure, what constitutes a criminal declare introduced through the sufferer, and the obligation of care and the way it truly is measured. It assists and publications future health execs in realizing their criminal responsibilities and the results for dealing with chance.

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Htm (accessed 30 April 2009). victimsupport-tameside. uk CHAPTER 6 Manslaughter, gross negligence and recklessness Of course such cases involving deliberate harm are a rare occurrence. In the usual course of events the health professional does not intend to cause deliberate harm. The health professional in the context of clinical responsibility will be concerned with how criminal liability might arise in the normal course of their duty. An example is where a patient dies as a result of treatment that was grossly negligent; this can constitute the common law offence of manslaughter.

Everyday decisions are made about patient care, planning and treatment. Health professionals go about their daily routines and whilst terms like ‘accountability’ and ‘responsibility’ form part of their everyday vocabulary they do not sit back and think ‘what does it really mean’? But when something goes wrong they become accountable. By its nature accountability applies retrospectively. The discharge of accountability rests with the courts. The health professional cannot go the courts beforehand and say ‘if I do something in this way, will I be in trouble’?

The thought of her signing a document which is so badly typed didn’t make any sense. The signature looked strange, it looked too big. The concept of Mum signing a document leaving everything to her doctor was unbelievable. The Will also failed to mention a second house that her mother owned. Mrs Woodruff contacted the police after speaking to the two witnesses she believed to have signed the document. The police exhumed Mrs Grundy’s body and found traces of morphine. They also recovered the Brother typewriter used for writing the Will from Shipman’s surgery.

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