- Examines the relationship between judicial reasoning and clinical decision-making, emboldening healthcare practitioners to understand the contours of acceptable conduct, while simultaneously allowing them to feel comfortable in patient care management.
- Provides a meaningful understanding of standard of care, practitioner judgement, and other judicial norms such as reasonableness and prudence
- Describes and compares the difference between the way lawyers reason (analogical) and how physicians reason (inductively and deductively)
- Utilizes differences in reasoning to better understand principles of healthcare quality and how to apply those principles to judicial decision making
- Describes standard of care in a definitive way utilizing principles such as justification excuse and anticipation control
A guide for healthcare providers to prudent decision-making that ensures the safety of patients and protects providers from liability. The book is written in a concise, very accessible, and methodical way for both students and practitioners. Examples and cases are provided throughout for classroom discussions and personal reflection. This is a key reference for physicians, medical students, advanced practice professionals, and law students in tort law programs.