The Effects of a Lack of Financial Means on the Duty of Care and Liabilities of Hospitals

This is designed as an interdisciplinary project drawing from other disciplines such as economics, bioethics, psychology and healthcare as well as encompassing an empirical study of medical attitudes towards the legal issues raised by the project.

The main focus is on the question of how financial constraint impacts upon the duties and liabilities of medical practitioners and those involved in the wider organisation and running of various healthcare systems.

Given the wider disciplinary focus of this project the range of legal systems that will be studied will likely be around 5-6, attempting to represent a diverse range of legal and medical/healthcare traditions across Europe. The project leaders are Ken Oliphant (ETL) und Michael Faure (Maastricht).