• The Communiqués

Volume 6, Issue 3, Sep 2011

Download PDF: RAC Communique 2011-09


Welcome to our third edition for 2011 in which we discuss the contentious issue of risk, rights and responsibility. This edition is a joint initiative with VMIA Risk Management & Insurance who publish a similar newsletter, “Lessons Learned”, reporting on clinical incidents.


We present one new case in detail about a resident who died whilst smoking a cigarette and three commentaries exploring different perspectives from: the nursing and care staff; an ethicist and; a resident’s advocate.


We do not have “the answer” for you. We do provide a way to discuss how you may want to approach a similar situation.

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