In this module, you are going to submit the second of four short papers (600-words minimum). In each paper you will read the scenario and present a position on that issue. All papers shall cite a minimum of three sources. One of the sources must be from the text, one must be an Internet source (with hyperlink) and the third may be from any source (print, personal experience, Internet, learned treatise, journal, etc.). You shall cite each source in APA format. The paper is due no later than Sunday 11:59PM EST/EDT.
New medical treatments, by strict definition, are not the “current medical practice.” Should a physician be immune from liability for harm suffered from a patient who is among the first to be treated in a new and innovative manner in which the potential risks have not been discovered? Report on a new and possibly innovative medical treatment (i.e., medication or medical procedure, diagnostic tests, etc.) where there exist uncharted waters about the possible outcome. Review carefully the Perez case and the Hardi case as a starting point.
When scoring these essays, I will be looking at the degree to which you’ve reflected carefully on the topic, your understanding of the policy issues that are implicit in the issue(s) presented, your independent and critical thinking skills, and your writing strengths, all as demonstrated in your narrative