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Kapp Marshall B.
Health Care Management Review: April 1987
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In advising health care providers about care of the terminally ill in hospitals, risk managers generally take a legally conservative, narrow, risk avoidance approach. This orientation is generally unnecessary legally, since the legal risks in this context are exaggerated, and often lead to suboptimum medical treatment. A more humanistic approach to risk management should be taken where the terminally ill are involved.

© 1987 Aspen Publishers, Inc.