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Legal aspects bds 1

  1. 1. DCP Year 1 Week 2 Dr. Sausan Al Kawas Associate Professor D.D.S, PhD LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN PRACTICE
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide AT THE END OF THE LECTURE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: <ul><li>The basic legal and ethical terminology. </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of dental practice act. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Code of Conduct for Medical Practitioner in UAE. </li></ul>
  3. 3. LAW Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide <ul><li>DENTAL PRACTICE ACT- STATUTORY </li></ul><ul><li>SHOULD BE ENACTABLE. </li></ul><ul><li>CIVIL LAW- RELATES TO DUTIES BETWEEN </li></ul><ul><li>CITIZENS AND THEIR GOVERNMENT. </li></ul><ul><li>CRIMINAL LAW DEALS WITH WRONGS COMMITTED AGAINST PUBLIC AS A WHOLE. </li></ul>
  4. 4. CRIME Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide CRIME: WRONG DOING AGAINST THE SOCIETY AS A WHOLE REGARDLESS OF INTENT TWO TYPES: MISDEMEANOR : PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND IMPRISONMENT UPTO ONE YEAR FELONY : BY FINE AND MORE THAN ONE YEAR
  5. 5. MALPRACTICE Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide <ul><li>PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT, WRONG DOING, ILLEGAL OR IMMORAL CONDUCT. </li></ul><ul><li>EITHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL. </li></ul><ul><li>INTENTIONAL AS INVASION OF PRIVACY </li></ul><ul><li>UNINTENTIONAL AS NEGLIGENCE </li></ul>
  6. 6. NEGLIGENCE Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide PERFORMANCE OF AN ACT THAT A REASONABLY CAREFUL PERSON UNDER SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCES WOULD NOT DO. EXAMPLES: Foreign body left in the oral cavity Defective equipment Medication errors Failure to communicate Loss of personal property Disease transmission
  7. 7. ABANDONMENT Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide IS DEFINED AS THE SEVERANCE OF A PROFESIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A PATIENT WHO IS STILL IN NEED OF DENTAL CARE AND ATTENTION WITH OUT GIVING ADEQUATE NOTICE TO THE PATIENT.
  8. 8. DENTAL PRACTICE ACT Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide <ul><li>THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PRACTICE DENTISTRY </li></ul><ul><li>DEFINES MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS </li></ul><ul><li>REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSING </li></ul>
  9. 9. U.A.E PRACTICE ACT Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide Professional Code of Conduct for Medical Practitioner (MP) <ul><li>Prescribes the ethical responsibilities expected of all MP in the UAE. </li></ul><ul><li>Guide and strengthen MP’s ethical behavior in practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ethical standards to facilitate MP’s reflection and expected action. </li></ul><ul><li>Outline the ethical behavior that society expect from MPs. </li></ul><ul><li>This code is based on: </li></ul><ul><li>- Competence </li></ul><ul><li>- Respect </li></ul><ul><li>- Integrity </li></ul>
  10. 10. COMPETENCE Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide <ul><li>It is about providing the best possible healthcare in a professional, scientific, caring, and committed manner. </li></ul><ul><li>It includes: </li></ul><ul><li>- professional judgment </li></ul><ul><li>- accountability </li></ul><ul><li>- effective and efficient management of resources </li></ul>
  11. 11. COMPETENCE Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide <ul><li>It includes, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing up-to-date skills through updating personal and group team skills and knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring the safety of all concerned. </li></ul><ul><li>Allocating, utilizing and maintaining resources in an effective manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining accurate records. </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in promoting health. </li></ul>
  12. 12. RESPECT Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide <ul><li>It includes, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><li>The religion, culture and society. </li></ul><ul><li>The patients, colleagues and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Rights of patients, colleagues and others. </li></ul>
  13. 13. INTEGRITY Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide <ul><li>It includes, but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality of information of the patients, organization and others. </li></ul><ul><li>Acting in responsible, honest and fair manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Not taking advantage for personal gain. </li></ul><ul><li>Following national laws, rules and regulations. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Bibliography Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide <ul><li>Ministry of Health, 1998, “ Code of Medical Ethics” , U.A.E </li></ul><ul><li>General Medical Council, London, UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Kuwait Document, 1981, First International Conference in Islamic Medicine. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Copyright © 2005/06 The University of Sharjah slide THANK YOU

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