Words in the news: Week of Oct.16

Words in the news: Week of Oct.16

You have probably heard these news terms being discussed in the papers or on TV. Here is how to use them in English:

1. 誤殺 - manslaughter
Doctors working for a chain of beauty therapy centres may face manslaughter charges after the death of a woman who had a high-risk blood transfusion, a barrister said.

2. 專業失當 - professional misconduct
A doctor was found guilty of professional misconduct for administering the wrong drug, a mistake that killed a cancer patient five years ago.

3. 紀律處分 - disciplinary action
Any doctor who performs questionable therapy that leads to a death is likely to face disciplinary action from the Medical Council and criminal charges.

4. 解剖 - autopsy
A police spokeswoman said that an autopsy would be carried out to determine the cause of the patient's death.

5. 不幸 - misadventure
After a four-day inquest, the coroner's court ruled that the man had died of misadventure as a result of the doctor giving the wrong injection.



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