Health Care Malpractice: A Primer on Legal Issues for Professionals / Edition 2

Health Care Malpractice: A Primer on Legal Issues for Professionals / Edition 2

by Ronald W. Scott
     
 

In health care, legal and ethical issues abound, and never more so in this age of managed care. Now broadened in scope to cover all health-related professions, this practical guide provides concise, readable information relevant to the ethical issues and decisions a health care provider must deal with on a daily basis. This totally revised and expanded edition… See more details below

Overview

In health care, legal and ethical issues abound, and never more so in this age of managed care. Now broadened in scope to cover all health-related professions, this practical guide provides concise, readable information relevant to the ethical issues and decisions a health care provider must deal with on a daily basis. This totally revised and expanded edition features new chapters covering the unique constructs of managed care and how it adds a whole new dimension to malpractice liability, a chapter tracing a complete malpractice action from initial incident to finding of liability, and much more. Lastly, the addition of two case studies at the end of each chapter (one real, one hypothetical) help highlight salient academic points and apply them to real world situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070541450
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/11/1998
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
135
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Ch. 1The Legal Nature of Health Care Malpractice1
Ch. 2Liability for Health Care Delivery - Related Negligence15
Ch. 3Informed Consent Issues35
Ch. 4Health Care-Related Intentional Torts51
Ch. 5Contractual and Strict Liability71
Ch. 6Defenses to Health Care Malpractice Legal Actions85
Ch. 7Health Care Malpractice Liability: Trends and Perspectives97
Ch. 8Anatomy of a Health Care Malpractice Claim/Lawsuit105
Bibliography118
Epilogue119
Glossary121
Index129

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