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1 LEGAL MEDICINE & MEDICAL ETHICS Model Curriculum For American Medical Schools & Health Sciences Centers

2 2009 – ABLM affiliated with:  American Association of Physician Specialists &  American Board of Physician Specialties. Diplomats of ABLM are Dual-Degreed MD-JD or DO-JD Individuals who are Board Certified in the Specialty of Legal Medicine. 24 Medical Schools offer MD-JD Programs ABLM Chairman S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD

3 25 Years in Development & Teaching 7 Editions of LEGAL MEDICINE Textbooks Medical Malpractice Survival Handbook Exam Study Guide – Qs & As >25 Years – Medical-Legal Seminars Mock Trials for Health Care Providers Case Analyses for Specialties Model Curriculum: Legal Medicine & Medical Ethics

4 ABLM Teaching Materials E-Publication: LEGAL MEDICINE & MEDICAL ETHICS, 8 th Edition, 2010 (Feb.) Textual Materials. Power Point Slides for Chapters Video or Audio Presentations of Major Topics Links: Pertinent Articles & Editorials Exam Qs & As

5 Teaching Medical Ethics & Law within Medical Education: A Model for UK Core Curriculum Consensus Statement by Teachers of Medical Ethics and Law in UK Medical Schools (Journal of Medical Ethics 1998;24: ) “The General Medical Council has Stated that Medical Ethics and Law should Constitute one of the Core Components of the Medical Curriculum.”

6 Legal Medicine & Medical Ethics

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8 I. Medical Humanities 1. History of Legal Medicine (Wecht-Sanbar) 2. Ethics, Bioethics and Humanism 3. Communication, Competency and Professionalism 4. Human Rights, Research & Experimentation 5. Human Genome Project & Developments 6. Human Fetus Interests 7. Stem Cell Research 8. Organ Donation and Transplantation

9 II. Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging, Profiling and Impairment 1. Medical Education, Medical Boards and Licensure (Sanbar) 2. Medical Staff Peer Review, Credentialing and Privileging 3. Physician Profile Databases 4. Health Care Provider Impairment

10 III. American Law & Judicial Process 1. Contracts by Health Care Providers 2. Agency 3. Antitrust 4. Patents, Intellectual Property, and Licenses 5. American Law and Court System (Sanbar) 6. Pretrial Proceedings, Trial and Appeals 7. Alternate Dispute Resolution 8. Tort Reform

11 IV. Hospitals, Nursing & MCO 1. Liability of Health Care Entities 2. Liability of Managed Care Organizations 3. Nursing and the Law 4. Pharmacist Malpractice and Liability 5. Medical Product Liability 6. Liability for Clinical Trials Research

12 V. Medical Liability & Malpractice Section A 1. Patient Safety 2. Medical Errors 3. Disclosure and Apology to Injured Patient 4. Malpractice Causes, Defenses and Damages 5. Medical Malpractice Stress Syndrome 6. Risk Management and Quality Assurance 7. Telemedicine and Communication

13 Medical Liability & Malpractice Section B 1. Physician-Patient Relationship 2. Medical Records (Protected Health Information) 3. Spoliation of Medical Records 4. Competency and Capacity Determination 5. Informed Consent and Refusal 6. Negligence 7. Miscellaneous Torts

14 Medical Liability & Malpractice Section C 1. What to do if Sued 2. How to Prepare a Medical Report 3. Role of Liability Insurance Company 4. Role of Defense Counsel 5. Role of Personal Counsel 6. Expert Medical Testimony 7. Criminalization of Malpractice 8. Countersuits by Health Care Providers

15 Liability of Specialties Section A 1. Family and Internal Medicine 2. Clinical Pathology 3. Radiology 4. Geneticist 5. Obstetrics and Gynecology 6. Neonatology 7. Pediatrics

16 Liability of Specialties Section B 1. Emergency Medicine 2. Cardiology 3. Oncology 4. Neurology and Neurosurgery 5. Anesthesiology 6. General Surgery 7. Ophthalmology 8. Otolaryngology

17 Liability of Specialties Section C 1. Dentistry 2. Nursing 3. Urology 4. Plastic Surgery 5. Sport Medicine

18 Care of Special Patients 1. Children as Patients 2. Child Abuse 3. Domestic Violence 4. Abuse of Elderly Patients 5. Brain-Injured Patients

19 End-of-Life & Process of Dying 1. Pain Management: Law and Relief 2. Life Care Planning 3. The Process of Dying 4. Palliative Sedation 5. Assisted Suicide

20 Forensic Sciences & Medical Examiner 1. Forensic Psychiatry and Mental Illness 2. Forensic Pathology 3. Forensic Engineering 4. Forensic Toxicology 5. Forensic Criminalistics 6. Forensic Entomology 7. Forensic Odontology 8. Forensic Medical Information as Evidence 9. U.S. Medical Examiner & Coroner Systems

21 Business Aspect Of Medical Practice 1. Practice Organizations & Joint Ventures 2. Co-providers and Institutional Ventures 3. Physician as Employer 4. Health Insurance 5. Medical Liability Insurance 6. Complementary and Alternative Medicine

22 Public Health & Public Policy 1. Immunization 2. Reportable Illnesses 3. HIV-AIDS: Ethical and Legal Aspects 4. Occupational Health Law 5. Public Health Law 6. Legal Aspects of Bioterrorism

23 Federal Agencies and Mandates U.S. Food and Drug Administration HCQIA HIPAA EMTALA ERISA OSHA SSA

24 Glossary of Terms 1. Ethics and Bioethics Terms 2. Medical-Legal Terms 3. Medical Malpractice Terms 4. Estate Planning and Asset Protection Terms 5. Miscellaneous Terms


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