In the Research Paper, you will apply the sources from your Annotated Bibliography (and others you may find subsequent to submitting the Annotated Bibliography) to describe the current state of malpractice in healthcare and how healthcare professionals respond to and defend against allegations of malpractice, including the role of recognition of error and apology in resolving malpractice claims.
Address specifically the issues raised by acknowledgement and apology in malpractice lawsuits:
· Injured patients often sue because they want an explanation of what happened, and an apology for the injuries.
· Statements by the healthcare professional that could be perceived as admissions can create legal liability in formal litigation.
· Some state laws, and some methods of alternative dispute resolution, help enable the apology without the liability.
Your paper must examine these issues and explain what options you would recommend, supported by your research and analysis. The final paper must include at least 4 scholarly sources other than the Reading & Study materials and the Bible, cited in current APA format intext and in a reference list. You must also integrate biblical worldview analysis of the topic into the paper.
The Research Paper must contain at least 1,200 words and follow full current APA format for an undergraduate student. The title page and reference list do not count towards the length requirement. Submit your paper as a Word document.