Day in the Life Healthcare 'Good Samaritan Case'

618 Words Aug 22nd, 2015 3 Pages
1. Define civil and criminal law. Could these case facts give rise to a criminal, a civil case, or both? Explain your answer. Civil law is a system of law conerned with private relations between members of a community rather than criminal, military, or religious ethics. Criminal law is a system of law concerned with the punishment of those who committed the crimes. I believe in the Good Samaritan Case it is both a criminal and civil case. The case is criminal and civil case. The case is criminal because Broitzman and Larson where both charged for the crimes they committed. This case is also a civil law case because being a nursing home the actions of the girls charged also effected the community in more than just a criminal way. The …show more content…
Identify the four components of negligence and hwo each applies in this case. Negligence is upholding a certain leavel of care by determining if it meets the four components nessessary for a claim; duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. In this case duty was not handled correctly. Duty means you agree to take care of a health care patients. THe girls working at the Good Samaritan Home did not take proper care of the residents. Breach of duty is broken down into four categories; Misfeasance, nonfeasance, and malfeasance. In this case the breach of duty refers to nonfeasance. There was a failure to act, by no other employees bringing the ause to attention. Causation requires an injury to be due to the healthcare professionals negligence. In the case of abuse in the Good Samaritan case there was no other way the injuries could have happened. The damages refers to the injuries caused to the residents.
5.You work as a medical assistant at Good Samaritan home and overhear the nursing aides talking about their inappropriate actions. Define and choose one of the following ethical approaches and explain how it would help you decide what action to take: Virtue-Based, Consequential, or Duty-Based? If i was a medical assistant at the Good Samaritan home my duty-based ethics would make me bring this to someone's attention. Being focused on the individual the things that the young women where doing to the residents was unacceptable. As a healthcare provider it is your