TITLE

The criminalisation of fatal medical mistakes

AUTHOR(S)
Holbrook, Jon
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/15/2003, Vol. 327 Issue 7424, p1118
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents an editorial on the criminalization of fatal medical mistakes. Position that mistakes are not criminal acts done with intention; Increase in cases of gross negligence manslaughter charges against physicians recently; Change in society's attitude towards gross negligence.
ACCESSION #
11433584

 

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