As health care professionals encounter increasingly complex issues surrounding patient care, it is important to develop an effective approach in investigating the legal and ethical consequences of such scenarios. This paper presents a systematic process to analyze and solve the legal and ethical implications of a specific patient case. This procedure may be used by other practitioners as a template for analyzing practice issues involving their respective professions.
Lazaro RT. Ethical and Legal Analysis of a Patient Case. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2004 Jan 01;2(1), Article 11.