As the newly appointed assistant to the In-service Coordinator, your responsibilities include ensuring all newly hired nurses and physicians are familiar with the legal and ethical guidelines of the facility.
Discuss the following information in 3-5 pages, not including title page and reference page. You are expected to use a minimum of two references and utilize APA style:
- Define corporate negligence. Research the benchmark case of Darling v. Charleston Community Memorial Hospital as an example of a corporate negligence. Describe the legal issues in the case and describe how the hospital failed its ethical duty to the patient.
- Define respondeat superior, and provide an example for two of the professions listed below, of how unethical behaviors could lead to an organization being held vicariously liable under the legal principle of respondeat superior:
- Respiratory Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Discuss corporate duties and corporate responsibilities and explain the role the healthcare organization has in ensuring the compliance of corporate duties and responsibilities