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Malpractice vs Negligence

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Mona77 has 7 years experience and specializes in Emergency, medical-surgical,.

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Hi everyone,

at the moment I am preparing for CRNE in June. I have been

educated in Germany and our technical terms and laws differ

in some areas.

Malpractice doesn't exist solely in Germany it is a component of our Negligence Act.

Is here someone who can explain Malpractice and Negligence in the Canadian


Thank you a lot.

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petethecanuck has 3 years experience and specializes in Cardiology.

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From my own CRNE study notes: writing this June as well :)

Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances

Malpractice is a type of negligence in which the professional, under a duty to act, fails to follow generally accepted professional standards, and that breach of duty is the proximate cause of injury to a patient who suffers harm.

Malpractice can also be an act or omission by a health care provider in which care provided deviates from accepted standards of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient.

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