Problem Solving






Problem Solving

  1. Bibliographic Entry

Hates, Frank. ‘Hey Problem Solver’. Computer World 40.36 (2006): Print.

  1. Summary of the Article

The article, Hey Problem Solver aims at business problem solvers in the field of IT. An IT business problem solver should be one that can be trusted by its clients, in order to be successful. The clients need to believe that the problem solver is capable of their work, always providing lasting solutions to their ever-arising business problems. Being trusted and having credibility with businesses creates a better portfolio for the IT problem solver whose aim is to remain in profitable business for a long time. Businesses face multiple problems, including computer and other hardware theft. It is rather obvious what the dangers of stolen hardware such as hard drives are. In such an event, the IT problem solver should be able to create for the business, data encryption software that ensures their data and information is of no help to the pillagers. In addition to this, it is crucial that a business solutions provider equips himself with the necessary skills especially when dealing with corporate IT. A combination of both business and IT skills are a great selling point for the service provider.

III. Impact

Most businesses encounter various problem majority of the time. Therefore, they source for IT solution providers, whom they can trust with the sensitive information regarding their businesses. Most of these problems experienced are IT related and therefore, there is the need for a credible solution. As a problem solver business, lack of credibility coupled with complacency limits your chances of entering into business partnerships, as they are perceived as unreliable, thus a liability to the client. Failure to equip oneself with relevant and updated problem solving skills, especially IT may cause one to miss out on great business opportunities with great clients.

  1. Key Words

Problem solving, credibility

  1. Name, Date, JR Number, Class







Medical Malpractice Cases


Medical Malpractice Cases

Question 1

The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), an act of the Congress, was enacted in 1986. It requires hospitals to provide immediate emergency care to patients with urgent medical conditions, regardless of their race and ability to pay for medical services (Stefan, 2006). These provisions apply to all patients inclusive of those under the Medicare program. In 1991, in the Burditt v U.S Health and Human Services, Mrs. Rosa Rivera was in an emergency condition where she was experiencing labor and severe contractions. Burditt turned away the patient and ordered her to be transferred to another hospital, 170 miles away. Mrs. Rosa’s blood pressure was high, and this endangered the baby’s life. Dr. Burditt violated the EMTALA guidelines and was ordered to pay a fine worth US$20,000 (Grant & Ballard, 2011).

Question 2

The Locality Rule is a principle that states that in a professional malpractice lawsuit, the standard care used by the professional is the same degree of care exercised by other professionals in the practice. Therefore, in a lawsuit, the plaintiff must demonstrate the standard of care expected and how the care they received is a breach. In the Pesantes v United States case of 1980, Pesantes was operated on by Dr. Battit but died on the operating table due to the negligence of the practitioners. Upon examining the case, the district court ruled that Dr. Battit violated the locality rule as he had not practiced medicine in Louisiana and therefore, he was not familiar with the standard care and skill in the region (Best, Barnes & Kahn-Fogel, 2014).

Question 3

There are other ways of determining standard care. A survey should be done by physicians and their responses to what they think standard care is. Once this is done, a collective report should be done and establish the similarities in their answers, which can be used to determine what standard care should be.



Best, A., Barnes, D. W., & Kahn-Fogel, N. (2014). Basic tort law: Cases, statutes, and problems. New York: Wolters Kluwer Law et Business.

Grant, P., & Ballard, D. (2011). Law for nurse leaders. New York, NY: Springer Pub. Co., LLC.

Stefan, S. (2006). Emergency department treatment of the psychiatric patient. Oxford: Oxford University Press.










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