Encouraging Resolution Mediating

Encouraging Resolution Mediating

Encouraging Resolution Mediating - Patient/Health Services Disputes in Scotland' (Feb 2002)

In many countries, mediation, and other methods of alternative dispute resolution, are encouraged, recognised and used as means of resolving disputes, rather than resorting to litigation. Mediation is also being used in Scotland, but not to the same extent, and its use in relation to resolving disputes between patients and the health services is negligible. Against that background, and taking into account the conclusions of a recent Symposium held by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Society saw it as timely to establish a Working Group to examine the scope of using mediation to resolve patient / health services disputes in Scotland, and in particular medical negligence disputes.

 

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