Relating course content to the current healthcare environment is an integral part of your learning; this also helps develop your awareness of the critical importance of legal and ethical issues. Two (2) collaborative activities are required in this course. These activities will give you the opportunity to apply course content. Specific instructions for each activity are provided in the week they are assigned. The second part of the first collaboration activity on Professional Liability is due this week.
Collaborative Activity 1: Professional Liability—select an allied health (nonphysician) profession; this can be your own profession or another profession that interests you. Some examples of allied health professions include physical therapy, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, nursing, physician assisting, radiography, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, medical laboratory, medical assisting, phlebotomy, and many others. Research the topic of professional liability including negligence and malpractice, Identify the most common form of litigation in this profession. Describe a situation in which an individual in this profession has been or might be held liable for negligence. Identify ways to proactively avoid or prevent negligence in the profession that you selected.
Week 4 You will develop a list of recommendations for practitioners to limit risk in these professions. Using a presentation tool with audio, such as Power Point, summarize the findings and recommendations. The week 4 document is worth 100 points.