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HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

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  • Essay length: 3105 words
  • Submitted: 18/08/2006
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HEALTH LAW AND POLICY

Assessment Two

Introduction

Being a patient under the care of a doctor is probably the only occasion where an individual unconditionally places their welfare in the hands of another. However, not everything goes according to plan - sometimes the unexpected happens and things go wrong. It is often assumed that complaints to some form of statutory Health Ombudsman are an effective mechanism not only to resolve individuals' complaints, but also to improve the overall quality of health care (Paterson, 2001).

In this assignment I will discuss the laws and legislations that are relevant to Case 00HDC00835. Secondly, I will examine the impact of law and the accountability of Health Practitioners. Thirdly, I will investigate the legal issues raised from the complaints of the patient, and the patient's family. I will pay attention to some of the issues that frequently challenge the elderly population. I will also attempt to identify some policy considerations that are specific to this case. Finally, I will form my own opinion of whether decisions made by the Health and Disability Commissioner struck a fair equilibrium. Other comments will be raised for examination.

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