Glencoe Law and Ethics for Medical Careers / Edition 2

Glencoe Law and Ethics for Medical Careers / Edition 2

by Karen Judson, Sharon Hicks
     
 

ISBN-10: 0028047559

ISBN-13: 9780028047553

Pub. Date: 10/19/1998

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This 12-chapter text prepares students to understand the legal and ethical issues inherent to working in an ambulatory health care setting. It features pertinent legal cases, anecdotes, and sidebars related to health-related careers. Content has been updated and special attention has been paid to legislation affecting health care.

Overview

This 12-chapter text prepares students to understand the legal and ethical issues inherent to working in an ambulatory health care setting. It features pertinent legal cases, anecdotes, and sidebars related to health-related careers. Content has been updated and special attention has been paid to legislation affecting health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028047553
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
10/19/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

To the Student vii(2)
AAMA Role Delineation Study Areas of Competence Correlation Chart ix(1)
Acknowledgments x
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Law and Ethics
1(13)
Why Study Law and Ethics?
2(2)
Comparing Aspects of Law and Ethics
4(5)
Law
4(1)
Ethics
5(1)
Bioethics
6(1)
Etiquette
7(2)
Qualities of Successful Health Care Practitioners
9(5)
CHAPTER 2 Working in a Health Care Profession
14(22)
Licensure, Certification, and Registration
15(1)
Reciprocity
15(2)
Medical Practice Acts and Medical Boards
17(2)
Health Care Professions
19(3)
The Physician's License and Responsibilities
22(3)
License Revocation or Suspension
22(2)
Respondeat Superior
24(1)
Medical Practice Management Systems
25(1)
Sole Proprietorship
25(1)
Partnership
25(1)
Professional Corporation
26(1)
Group Practice
26(1)
Risk Management
26(1)
Types of Managed Care
27(3)
Health Maintenance Organizations
28(1)
Preferred Provider Organizations
29(1)
Physician-Hospital Organizations
29(1)
Telemedicine
30(6)
CHAPTER 3 Law and the Courts
36(18)
The Basis for Laws
37(1)
Sources of Law
38(3)
Case Law
38(1)
Statutory Law
39(1)
Administrative Law
39(2)
Classifications of Law
41(2)
Criminal Law
41(1)
Civil Law
42(1)
Tort Liability
43(3)
Intentional Torts
43(2)
Unintentional Torts
45(1)
The Court System
46(8)
Federal Courts
46(1)
State Courts
47(7)
CHAPTER 4 Contracts
54(20)
Basic Elements of Contract Law
55(6)
Agreement
55(1)
Consideration
56(1)
Legal Subject Matter
56(1)
Contractual Capacity
56(5)
Types of Contracts
61(2)
Expressed Contracts
61(2)
Implied Contracts
63(1)
The Physician-Patient Contract and Managed Care
63(1)
The Physician's Rights and Responsibilities
64(3)
The Patient's Rights and Responsibilities
67(1)
Termination of Contracts
68(2)
Law of Agency
70(4)
CHAPTER 5 Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice
74(24)
Liability
75(1)
Standard of Care
76(2)
Physicians
76(1)
Other Health Care Practitioners
77(1)
Privacy, Confidentiality, and Privileged Communication
78(4)
The Tort of Negligence
82(4)
Res Ipsa Loquitur
84(1)
Damage Awards
85(1)
Elements of a Lawsuit
86(4)
Phases of a Lawsuit
86(2)
Witness Testimony
88(1)
Courtroom Conduct
89(1)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
90(8)
CHAPTER 6 Defenses to Liability Suits
98(14)
Preventing Liability Suits
99(3)
Standards of Care and Safety
99(1)
Communication
100(1)
Documentation
101(1)
Types of Defenses
102(5)
Denial
102(1)
Affirmative Defenses
103(1)
Technical Defenses
104(3)
Professional Liability Insurance
107(5)
CHAPTER 7 Medical Records and Informed Consent
112(19)
Medical Records
113(7)
Entries
113(1)
Photographs, Videotaping, and Other Methods of Patient Imaging
114(1)
Corrections
115(1)
Ownership
115(1)
Retention and Storage
116(1)
Confidentiality
116(1)
Technological Threats to Confidentiality
116(2)
Release of Information
118(2)
Consent
120(4)
Informed Consent
120(4)
When Consent is Unnecessary
124(1)
Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
124(2)
The National Organ Transplant Act
126(5)
CHAPTER 8 Physicians' Public Duties and Responsibilities
131(19)
Vital Statistics
132(5)
Births
132(2)
Deaths
134(3)
Public Health Statutes
137(13)
Communicable and Other Notifiable Diseases
137(1)
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986
138(2)
Reportable Injuries
140(1)
Identifying Abuse
141(1)
Drug Regulations
142(8)
CHAPTER 9 Workplace Legalities
150(18)
How the Law Affects the Workplace
151(3)
Hiring and Firing
151(1)
Affirmative Action
152(1)
Sexual Harassment
152(2)
Labor and Employment Laws
154(2)
Employment Discrimination Laws
154(1)
Wage and Hour Laws
155(1)
Workplace Safety Laws
155(1)
Other Terms of Employment
155(1)
Employee Safety and Welfare
156(6)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
156(1)
Workers' Compensation
157(2)
Unemployment Insurance
159(1)
Medical Hazard Regulations
159(3)
Hiring and the New Employee
162(6)
Interviews
162(1)
Bonding
163(1)
Employment Paperwork
163(5)
CHAPTER 10 Bioethics: Social Issues
168(24)
Codes of Ethics
169(3)
AMA Ethical Guidelines
172(20)
Abortion
172(1)
Abuse
173(1)
Allocation, Cost, and Service Issues
174(1)
Capital Punishment
175(1)
Research-Related Issues
176(1)
Genetic-Related Issues
177(2)
Artificial Insemination
179(2)
In Vitro Fertilization
181(1)
Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
182(2)
Choices for Life or Death
184(3)
HIV Testing
187(5)
CHAPTER 11 Interpersonal Relationships and Practice Matters
192(20)
Ethics and the Business of Health Care
193(1)
Interprofessional Relationships
193(3)
Nonscientific Practitioners
193(1)
Physicians' Orders
193(1)
Referral of Patients
194(1)
Sexual Harassment and Exploitation
195(1)
Hospital Relationships
195(1)
Communications Issues
196(5)
Advertising
196(1)
Telecommunication
197(1)
Media Relationships
198(1)
Confidentiality
198(3)
Fees and Charges
201(1)
Medical Records
202(2)
Practice Matters
204(2)
Conflicts of Interest
205(1)
Managed Care
206(1)
Professional Rights and Responsibilities
206(6)
CHAPTER 12 Death and Dying
212(21)
Attitudes Toward Death and Dying
213(1)
Determination of Death
213(2)
Teaching Health Care Practitioners to Care for Dying Patients
215(1)
Landmark Events Concerning the Right to Die
216(1)
Caring for Dying Patients
217(2)
Palliative and Curative Care
218(1)
Hospice Care
218(1)
Planning Ahead
219(5)
Living Will
221(1)
Durable Power of Attorney
222(1)
Health Care Proxy
222(1)
Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) Order
222(1)
Organ Donor Directives
222(2)
Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide
224(1)
The Grieving Process
225(8)
What is Grief?
225(1)
Stages of Grief
226(1)
Finding Support
227(6)
Appendix 1 State Medical Boards 233(4)
Appendix 2 Field Offices of EEOC 237(2)
Appendix 3 State Workers' Compensation Directory 239(6)
Glossary 245(12)
Index 257

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