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Ethics, Law, and Aging Review, Volume 7

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Ethics, Law, and Aging Review, Volume 7

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Liability Issues and Risk Management in Caring for Older Persons


  • Marshall Kapp JD, MPH, FCLM

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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.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 24, 2001
  • Page Count 230
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826114570
  • EISBN 9780826115799

Table of Contents 

  1. Malpractice Liability Issues Associated With Caring for Older Persons, Ronald W. Scott
  2. Risk Management, Health Care, and the Geriatric Patient Population, Michael J. Bass
  3. Medico-Legal Aspects of Hospital Siderail Use, Elizabeth A. Capezuti and Julie A. Braun
  4. Negotiated Risk Agreements: Opportunity or Exploitation?, Keren Brown Wilson, Kenneth L. Burgess, and Mauro Hernandez
  5. A Perfect Storm of Unlimited Risks for Florida Nursing Home Providers, LuMarie Polvka-West, Howard Tuch, and Karen Goldsmith
  6. Risk Management and Quality-of-Care Concerns in Long-Term Care, Andrew Weinberg
  7. Nursing Home Litigation: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, Lawrence A. Frolik
  8. Quality of Care and Quality of Life in Nursing Facilities: What’s Regulation Got to Do With It?, Marshall B. Kapp

  9. Book Reviews
    Bibliography: Medical Errors
    Books Received