Management tools for healthcare organizations
The duty of care is one legal obligation that a healthcare provider has to its patients. Healthcare providers are required by law to give reasonable care and provide services that meet professional standards. It includes providing patient safety, accurate diagnosis, confidentiality, respecting autonomy, and taking the appropriate actions in an emergency.
Another legal requirement is informed consent. This requires that healthcare providers ensure patients are fully aware of the potential risks and benefits associated with procedures or treatments before they grant their permission. The procedure must be explained in detail, including the possible side effects and complications. This helps to protect the rights of both patients and doctors while also ensuring that best medical practices are used when providing care.