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Regulating Healthcare Quality

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ISBN: 978-0-7506-8784-3

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Regulating Healthcare Quality

Legal and Professional Issues

By John Tingle, BA, Law(Hons), Cert Ed MEd Barrister, Charles Foster, MA(Cantab), Vet MB, MRCVS, of the Inner Temple, Barrister and Kay Wheat, BA Solicitor

220 pages
Trim Size 6 1/8 X 9 1/5 in
Copyright 2004
$81.95, Paperback, Reference

 


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The key focus of this edited U.K. text is on the legal and professional conflicts and issues that can arise from regulating health care quality. Doctors and nurses all increasingly face a number of dilemmas with regulating health quality issues such as increasing levels of complaints and litigation, scarcity of resources, under-staffing, professional discipline, clinical governance, clinical risk management, etc. This U.K. book spells out and discusses these issues, taking an academic approach, though this will be tempered with a practical focus on issues.

Key Features

  • Discusses ethical approaches to regulating health care quality
  • Examines health care rights in the UK
  • Looks at complaints procedures in the new NHS
  • Presents alternatives to the present clinical negligence system
  • Compares health care regulation in the US and UK

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    Author Information

    By John Tingle, BA, Law(Hons), Cert Ed MEd Barrister, Director, Centre for Health Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK; Visiting Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago, IL; Charles Foster, MA(Cantab), Vet MB, MRCVS, of the Inner Temple, Barrister, Reader in Health Law, Barrister London; and Kay Wheat, BA Solicitor, Reader in Law,Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

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