Restrictive covenant upheld with independent contractor
A New York court ruled in favor of a professional corporation in a case that disputed a restricted covenant. A restrictive covenant is an agreement that restricts the right of a practitioner to compete with a former partner or associate for a period of months or years. An ophthalmologist had worked for the corporation first as a salaried employee and later as an independent contractor. As an independent contractor, he was paid 50% of the fees for patients he treated. He had signed a restrictive covenant with the corporation. He stated that this agreement was supposed to have been temporary, and that he had been promised shares in the practice. He filed a lawsuit against the corporation to dissolve the restricted covenant after leaving the corporation to start his own practice. Restrictive covenant agreements against dental and medical practitioners are upheld in the state of New York if they are for a reasonable time period.
Publication Name: Journal of the American Dental Association
Over 50% of disabled children have continence problems, and careful assessment will ascertain whether a child can be trained to become continent. The assessment process should consider all the child's problems rather than just the incontinence, and also the child's family situation. The major causes of incontinence are: an unstable detruser, an under-active bladder and an obstruction or constipation. Treatment varies for each of these causes. Congenital malformations, diuretic drugs, thyroid problems or a poor diet can also cause continence problems.
Publication Name: Nursing Times
Least restrictive alternatives: do they really work?
It appears that alternatives to restraint and isolation are effective in managing psychiatric patients. One psychiatric facility studied 773 confrontations and evaluated the use of alternatives such as time-outs, talking to the patient, changing or increasing medication, relaxation exercises, restricting privileges, or removing the patient from the environment. Isolation and restraint time decreased by 31% with the use of these alternatives. Talking to the patient was the most effective alternative.
Publication Name: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
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