Treating the Silent Stranger: Informed Consent and Defensive Medicine in the Critical Care Unit
De Ville, Kenneth
Kaplan, Carl A.
HEC (Healthcare Ethics Committee) Forum 1998 March; 10(1): 55- 70
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Act First and Look Up the Law Afterward?: Medical Malpractice and the Ethics of Defensive Medicine De Ville, Kenneth (1998-12)This essay examines the so-called phenomenon of "defensive medicine" and the problematic aspects of attempting to maintain the safest legal position possible. While physicians face genuine litigation threats they frequently ...