Law & Ethics for Medical Careers / Edition 5

Law & Ethics for Medical Careers / Edition 5

by Karen Judson, Carlene Harrison
     
 

Law and Ethics for Medical Careers, Fifth Edition, provides an overview of the laws and ethics you should know to help you give competent, compassionate care to patients that is within acceptable legal and ethical boundaries. The text can also serve as a guide to help you resolve the many legal and ethical questions you may reasonably expect to face as a

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Overview

Law and Ethics for Medical Careers, Fifth Edition, provides an overview of the laws and ethics you should know to help you give competent, compassionate care to patients that is within acceptable legal and ethical boundaries. The text can also serve as a guide to help you resolve the many legal and ethical questions you may reasonably expect to face as a student and, later, as a health care practitioner. The text 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:
9780073402062
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
01/07/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: LAW & ETHICS FOR MEDICAL CAREERS

PART 1 THE FOUNDATIONS OF LAW AND ETHICS

Chapter 1 Introduction to Law and Ethics

Chapter 2 Making Ethical Decisions

Chapter 3 Working in Health Care

Chapter 4 Law, the Courts, and Contracts

CARE PART 2 LEGAL ISSUES FOR WORKING HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

Chapter 5 Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice

Chapter 6 Defenses to Liability Suits

Chapter 7 Medical Records and Informed Consent

Chapter 8 Privacy Law and HIPAA

PART 3 PROFESSIONAL, SOCIAL, AND INTERPERSONAL HEALTH CARE ISSUES

Chapter 9 Physicians’ Public Duties and Responsibilities

Chapter 10 Workplace Legalities

Chapter 11 The Beginning of Life and Childhood

Chapter 12 Death and Dying

Chapter 13 Health Care Trends and Forecasts

Apprendix 1 State Medical Boards

Appendix 2 Health Care Professional Organizations

Appendix 3 Associations for Major Diseases

Glossary

Photo Credits

Court Cases in Alphabetical Order Index

Court Cases by Subject Index

Index

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