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Design for Care by Peter Jones

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Footnotes

Chapter 3

* The precautionary principle states that if an action or policy has a suspected risk of causing harm to the public or to the environment, in the absence of scientific consensus that the action or policy is harmful, the burden of proof that it is not harmful falls on those taking the action.

* The standard of care must reflect the art (consensus of opinion of clinical judgment) and science (published peer-reviewed literature) of medicine and must be uniform for all healthcare personnel, whether they are providing direct clinical care or reviewing the medical necessity of past, present, or future medical care. (American College of Medical Quality. [2010]. “Standard of Care.” Ethics and Professional Policy 3.)

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