Anaesthesia Practice and the Law within the Global Lens: International Medical Jurisprudential Analysis

  • Prince Opuni Frimpong,
  • George Benneh Mensah,
  • Alfred Addy and Harriet Osaebea Kwakye
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  • Prince Opuni Frimpong

    Anaesthetist at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Greater Accra, Ghana

  • George Benneh Mensah

    Principal Consultant at E-Group Research Consulting Ghana Ltd. Co. Greater Accra, Ghana

  • Alfred Addy

    Vice Principalat Assinman Nursing and Midwifery College, Fosu, Central Region, Ghana

  • Harriet Osaebea Kwakye

    Public Health Nurse at Ablekuma North Health Directorate, Greater Accra, Ghana

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The analysis of anaesthesia practice and the law within the global lens has provided valuable insights into the international landscape of this medical specialty. The analysis of selected case laws from common law jurisdictions further emphasized the importance of legal frameworks in ensuring patient safety and professional accountability. By comparing Ghanaian medical laws with international practices, it became evident that there are both similarities and differences in how anaesthesia practice is regulated. While Ghanaian laws provide a solid foundation for ensuring patient safety, there are areas where alignment with international standards could be improved. This comparison serves as a starting point for further discussions on harmonizing anaesthesia practice laws globally. It is crucial for healthcare professionals, policymakers, and legal experts to collaborate in order to develop comprehensive and effective regulations that protect patients while allowing for advancements in anaesthesia practice. By contextualizing the practice within Ghanaian medical laws and related professional practice laws, this paper has shed light on the challenges faced by practitioners in navigating legal frameworks. In conclusion, through a thorough analysis, the paper highlighted the importance of understanding legal boundaries and regulations within this field. The findings shed light on potential liabilities and challenges faced by practitioners, emphasizing the need for clear guidelines to ensure patient safety and professional accountability. This paper serves as a valuable resource for anesthesiologists seeking to navigate their practice within legal frameworks while providing optimal care to their patients.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1199 - 1236


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