Medical Law and Ethics Term Paper by scribbler

A review of the issues involved in medical malpractice and the regulation and disciplining of nurse practitioners.
# 152277 | 1,487 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jan 21, 2013 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Medical and Health (General) , Law (General)

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This paper addresses the regulation of healthcare and discusses medical malpractice, professional negligence, medical malpractice law and litigation and the difficulties involved in the litigation process. The paper discusses the regulating and disciplining of nurse practitioners and looks at the reporting of complaints, the investigation of complaints and the resolution of complaints.

Regulation of Health Care
Criminal Liability
Professional Negligence
Medical Malpractice Law and Litigation
Tort Reform and High Litigation Costs
Regulating and Disciplining Nurse Practitioners

From the Paper:

"The purpose of health care is to prevent and treat illness and disease as well as maintain total well-being (Justia, 2009). Health care in the United States is provided largely by the private sector. State laws regulate the practice of health care over health care insurance and medical malpractice. State agencies and departments enforce state health laws and regulations and federally-funded health care programs (Justia). All qualified healthcare professionals who want to practice in the United States must first secure a license in the State where they wish to practice (IMMSPEC, 2010). These professionals include physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and nurses. Each discipline is regulated and controlled by its own agency, which processes applications. Medical State licensing boards issue licenses to physicians. Nurses must pass the National Council Licensure Exam, physical therapists the Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy exam, and occupational therapists, the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam (IMMSPEC)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Harris, C. E., et al (2006). Professional negligence: when practice goes wrong. 40 (7): 1377-1382 The Annals of Pharmacotherapy: Harvey Whitney Books Company.Retrieved on April 22, 2010 from
  • Hudspeth, R. (2009). Understanding discipline of nurse practitioners. 5 (5); 365-371Journal for Nurse Practitioners: Elsevier Science, Inc. Retrieved on April 22, 2010 from
  • Justia (2010). Medical malpractice. Retrieved on April 25, 2010 from
  • ----------. Health care law.
  • IMMSPEC (2010). Licensing and credentialing service. Immigration Specialties: Retrieved on April 25, 2010 from

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