Goudge: "systemic failings" in Ontario coroner's office
- The Goudge Inquiry and the role of medical expert witnesses. Iacobucci, Frank; Hamilton, Graeme // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 1, p53
The article focuses on the Goudge Inquiry, an inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario. It informs that the expert testimony of Charles Smith, a pediatric forensic pathologist has been officially inquired by Justice Stephen Goudge. It is stated that the Goudge report identified...
- Second Chances Underscore Flaws in Death Investigations. Gabrielson, Ryan // Pro Publica;1/30/2011, p8
The article informs that shortage of qualified forensic pathologists has made incompetent practitioner to remain employable. It has been stated that shortage of trained practitioners prompt many jurisdictions to hire doctors without knowing their ability. By citing the example of forensic...
- Inquiry to shine light on coroner's findings. Harries, Kate // Windspeaker;Jan2008, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p10
The article focuses on the role of Dr. Charles Smith, a pediatric forensic pathologist at the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario, Canada, in the determination of the causes of people's death. It reveals that convictions of Smith destroyed lives and families as some of them turned out to be...
- National standards for forensic pathology training slow to develop. Lett, Dan // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/31/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 3, p240
The article focuses on a national debate about the training and accreditation of the medical professionals who investigate criminally suspicious deaths and homicides. The debate was generated by a groundbreaking review of autopsies performed by Charles Smith, a former Ontario pathologist. The...
- EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATION TRAINING FOR ATTENDING PHYSICIANS - A TRAINING TAILORED TO INDIVIDUAL MALPRACTICE HISTORY. Hui-Ching Weng; Shu-Ching Chi; Chen, Wency // International Journal of Social Health Information Management;Spring2013, Vol. 6 Issue 13, p15
Communication breakdowns are the major reasons of many cases of medical malpractice, this study intended to launch a 3-year project which focused on attending physician as intervention targets. Using an evidence-based approach, this intervention training program was designed to be tailored to...
- MATTER OF FACTS. Kirk, Douglas // Bulverde Standard (Canyon Lake, TX);4/4/2007, Vol. 23 Issue 14, p3
The article reports that forensics can pinpoint the time of death of a person who was killed and was left to decompose by examining the life cycle stage of the flies or maggots feasting on the dead person.
- Avoiding the Fight That No One Wins. Glenn, Chris // Review of Ophthalmology;Feb2003, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p21
Focuses on the incidence contributing to a higher incidence of malpractice suits in the U.S. Views of physician Joseph S. Alpert on 10-minute patient-physician encounter; Advice on malpractice avoidance; Negative aspects of obtaining informed consent.
- In Medicine, be wary of 'misspeakers' who 'shoot from the hip' with answers. Smetzer, Judy // AHA News;03/26/2001, Vol. 37 Issue 12, p5
Focuses on `misspeaking' or deception by health care providers. Wrong instructions given by a 911 dispatcher who was unfamiliar with the treatment of bat bites; Intentional deception by physicians; Why some residents try to make up an answer.
- Tort-reform package praised. J.A. // AHA News;7/17/95, Vol. 31 Issue 29, p2
Commends Governor William Weld's tort-reform package which would limit pain-and-suffering damages in medical malpractice cases in Massachusetts. Encouragement of out-of-court settlements; Capping of damages; Prevention of strain in doctor-patient relationship; Reduction of cost from litigations.