Good Samaritan law

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1. Using an Internet search engine, look up the Good Samaritan law for your state. Explain the purpose of the law. Who does it cover? Is it limited to certain classes of persons? Are there any exceptions? Your response should be at least 200 words in length.

2. A patient goes to a doctor for pain in his left ear. The doctor diagnoses him and schedules the patient for surgery. The patient signs a consent form for the surgery. The doctor performs the surgery but also performs a medically necessary surgery on the patient’s right ear. If the patient did not have surgery on his right ear, it is possible he could have suffered permanent hearing loss in that ear. Using an Internet search engine, reference the legal case Berkey v. Anderson for guidance on answering the following question: Does the patient have any claims against the doctor? If so what claim(s) and why?
Submit your answer in the IRAC (Issue, Rule, Application and Conclusion) format. Refer to the syllabus for more information on the IRAC format. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA format.

3. A cardiac patient recovering from open-heart surgery complains to a nurse that she was having mild chest pain and shortness of breath. The nurse is on her way to lunch. She decides to wait until after lunch to inform the patient’s treating physician. When she returns from lunch, she forgets about the patient’s earlier complaints and resumes her duties of caring for her other patients. Later that day the patient dies from cardiac complications. Discuss the legal and ethical issues in this case.
Submit the legal portion of your answer in the IRAC (Issue, Rule, Application and Conclusion) format. Refer to the syllabus for more information on the IRAC format. Your response should be at least 200 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.

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