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Forum: Social Studies 18 December 2012, 09:58 PM
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Posted By erwins
Exactly. It's a common law doctrine that...

Exactly.

It's a common law doctrine that appears to also apply in the UK, and could well apply in all or most of the former colonies of the British Empire.

I'm also not exclusively concerned...
Forum: Social Studies 18 December 2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,916
Posted By erwins
That's not what culpability means. It just means...

That's not what culpability means. It just means they are blameworthy. If you set out to do something you know or could foresee will be harmful in some way, and it has an unexpectedly severe...
Forum: Social Studies 18 December 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,916
Posted By erwins
Of course, that's exactly the opposite of what I...

Of course, that's exactly the opposite of what I said.



As I said, just because there are multiple factors doesn't mean that the general outcome--that the prank would be harmful to the people...
Forum: Social Studies 18 December 2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,916
Posted By erwins
There might be many factors, but their "prank"...

There might be many factors, but their "prank" was one of them. I hate that kind of show. It usually just looks like mean-spirited humiliation to me. They should not be surprised that someone who...
Forum: Social Studies 07 December 2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,916
Posted By erwins
That's what I've experienced, but it was before...

That's what I've experienced, but it was before HIPAA, so I didn't know if there were new practices. And it's why I asked. Those precautions wouldn't have prevented this. I'll also note that it's...
Forum: Social Studies 07 December 2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,916
Posted By erwins
That makes sense. Thanks.

That makes sense. Thanks.
Forum: Social Studies 07 December 2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,916
Posted By erwins
What system do hospitals have in place to ensure...

What system do hospitals have in place to ensure that the people claiming to be family members on the phone really are who they say they are? If release of information is allowed to those family...
Forum: Social Studies 07 December 2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 124,916
Posted By erwins
Should the hospital be giving out that...

Should the hospital be giving out that information? That seems a bit inappropriate to me as well, though I suppose it's possible they got permission.
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