Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1287342
 
 

Footnotes (120)



 


 



Doctors as Advocates, Lawyers as Healers


Charity Scott


Georgia State University - College of Law

October, 20 2008

Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-08
Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Vol. 29, 2008

Abstract:     
This essay explores some counterintuitive propositions to see what they may add to our understanding of the role of doctors and lawyers in health care conflict resolution. The essay first explains what is meant by a fiduciary relationship. It then discusses how taking this fiduciary concept seriously may unsettle part of our conventional views of doctors as healers and lawyers as advocates. Indeed, taking the fiduciary concept seriously may turn these views on their heads. Finally, this essay explores whether viewing doctors as advocates and lawyers as healers, consistent with our core understandings of the professional and ethical responsibilities of practitioners in each profession, might improve the prospects for conflict resolution in health care.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 69

Keywords: conflict resolution, doctors, health law, fiduciaries, professional responsibility, legal ethics, medical ethics

JEL Classification: K00, K39, K30

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: October 27, 2008  

Suggested Citation

Scott, Charity, Doctors as Advocates, Lawyers as Healers (October, 20 2008). Georgia State University College of Law, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-08; Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Vol. 29, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1287342

Contact Information

Charity Scott (Contact Author)
Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )
P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States
404-651-2083 (Phone)
404-651-2092 (Fax)
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 712
Downloads: 129
Download Rank: 129,770
Footnotes:  120

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo1 in 0.312 seconds