ERIC Number: ED283546
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Introduction to the Tort of Negligence as It Pertains to the Medical Office. Medical Law and Economics, Lesson Plan No. 3.
Designed as part of a 40-hour course in medical law and economics, this lesson plan was developed to enable students to: (1) define and give examples of the tort of negligence in the medical profession; (2) distinguish between and give examples of personal and professional negligence; (3) be able to identify, for a given situation, the three major points a plaintiff in a professional negligence suit will have to prove; (4) apply the doctrine of "respondeat superior" to the physician-employer/medical assistant relationship and translate its importance into the medical office setting; and (5) explain how to reduce the likelihood of rendering an employer or oneself liable. The lesson plan begins with information on the course for which the 50-minute lesson was designed; equipment and audiovisual aids needed; requirements for student materials; course objectives; bibliographic references; and special remarks for the instructor. Next, a step-by-step outline of the instructor's presentation is provided in a format indicating the length of time and the equipment or other aids necessary for each step of the lesson. Transparency masters are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Community Colleges, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Legal Responsibility, Lesson Plans, Medical Assistants, Medical Services, Outcomes of Treatment, Physician Patient Relationship, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Guides, Torts, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Western Curriculum Coordination Center.