Regulating Healthcare Quality
Legal and Professional Issues
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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.Table of Contents
- 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
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.