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Overview

Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Third Edition provides the reader with a clear understanding of the law and ethics as it relates to health care dilemmas. The practical application of ethics in the health care setting is accomplished by interspersing the thoughts of great minds through Quotes and the real world of Newspaper Articles, patient experiences through People Stories, provider and organizational experiences through Reality Checks, and Legal Case Studies. This dynamic texts concludes with a Closet Drama that ties all the elements of the text together in one case.

Each new print textbook includes an online access code for a Companion Website with helpful student resources.
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Student Companion Website Includes:
•Crossword Puzzles
•Flashcards
•Interactive Glossary
•Matching Exercises
•Review Questions
•Web Links

Instructor Resources
•Instructor's Manual, including a Sample Syllabus
•PowerPoint Presentations
•Formatted Test Bank

New to the Third Edition

Content and Data Updated and Revised Throughout
Numerous New: Quotes, Newspaper Articles, People Stories, Reality Checks, and Legal Case Studies
Chapter 1 – New: Expanded discussion of Ethics, Virtues and Values
Chapter 7 – New Topics:
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Democracy for the Wealthy: Fairness and Justice Illusive
Ethics in Public Service
CMS Non-Payment For Performance of Wrong Procedures
Chapter 8 – New Topic: Accreditation of Hospitals and Conflicts of Interest
Chapter 9 – New Additions:
New Section: Social Workers
New Abstract: Incidence and Recognition of Malnutrition in Hospital
Chapter 15 – New Chapter: Summary Case—Star Chamber
New Appendix: Website References

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Tyler S Gibb, JD, PhD (c)(UCLA Health Ethics Center)
Description: This is the third edition of a unique hybrid between a textbook and a handbook that provides a background in ethics concepts and discussions of common ethical dilemmas and conflicts in the healthcare setting for healthcare administrators and providers.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide readers with a clear understanding of both laws and ethics as they apply in the healthcare setting. The book is intended to be both a source of information, like a standard textbook, as well as to be studied and referenced, like a handbook. Helpfully, by including real-world examples in this edition, the author seeks to move readers out of the classroom and into the work environment.
Audience: The author gears the book for healthcare professionals, providers, and administrators. Because the author is neither a physician nor an attorney, two advisors are listed as consultants, adding a level of authority to the book's complex legal and medical discussions.
Features: The book begins with an overview of basic concepts in moral philosophy, and then covers specific issues such as advanced directives and futility, U.S. law generally, health law in particular, and legal aspects of ethics committees, organizations, and other regulatory aspects of the healthcare industry. In its attempt to straddle the line between specificity and generality, the book falls a bit short of both. For example, more than two pages are devoted to respondeat superior, a technical legal doctrine, but there is no mention of the Terri Schiavo case.
Assessment: In providing examples and background for many of the common ethical and legal dilemmas that arise in U.S. healthcare, this book is very useful for healthcare practitioners and administrators. However, it seems to attempt too much, and students of ethics or health law may find it overly simplistic or incomplete — important cases are overlooked, key ethical concepts are glossed over or overly simplified, and specific, narrow topics receive a disproportionate amount of real estate.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Tyler S Gibb, J.D.(Saint Louis University)
Description: This is the third edition of a unique hybrid between a textbook and a handbook that provides a background in ethics concepts and discussions of common ethical dilemmas and conflicts in the healthcare setting for healthcare administrators and providers.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide readers with a clear understanding of both laws and ethics as they apply in the healthcare setting. The book is intended to be both a source of information, like a standard textbook, as well as to be studied and referenced, like a handbook. Helpfully, by including real-world examples in this edition, the author seeks to move readers out of the classroom and into the work environment.
Audience: The author gears the book for healthcare professionals, providers, and administrators. Because the author is neither a physician nor an attorney, two advisors are listed as consultants, adding a level of authority to the book's complex legal and medical discussions.
Features: The book begins with an overview of basic concepts in moral philosophy, and then covers specific issues such as advanced directives and futility, U.S. law generally, health law in particular, and legal aspects of ethics committees, organizations, and other regulatory aspects of the healthcare industry. In its attempt to straddle the line between specificity and generality, the book falls a bit short of both. For example, more than two pages are devoted to respondeat superior, a technical legal doctrine, but there is no mention of the Terri Schiavo case.
Assessment: In providing examples and background for many of the common ethical and legal dilemmas that arise in U.S. healthcare, this book is very useful for healthcare practitioners and administrators. However, it seems to attempt too much, and students of ethics or health law may find it overly simplistic or incomplete — important cases are overlooked, key ethical concepts are glossed over or overly simplified, and specific, narrow topics receive a disproportionate amount of real estate.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Tyler S Gibb, J.D.(Saint Louis University)
Description: This is the third edition of a unique hybrid between a textbook and a handbook that provides a background in ethics concepts and discussions of common ethical dilemmas and conflicts in the healthcare setting for healthcare administrators and providers.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide readers with a clear understanding of both laws and ethics as they apply in the healthcare setting. The book is intended to be both a source of information, like a standard textbook, as well as to be studied and referenced, like a handbook. Helpfully, by including real-world examples in this edition, the author seeks to move readers out of the classroom and into the work environment.
Audience: The author gears the book for healthcare professionals, providers, and administrators. Because the author is neither a physician nor an attorney, two advisors are listed as consultants, adding a level of authority to the book's complex legal and medical discussions.
Features: The book begins with an overview of basic concepts in moral philosophy, and then covers specific issues such as advanced directives and futility, U.S. law generally, health law in particular, and legal aspects of ethics committees, organizations, and other regulatory aspects of the healthcare industry. In its attempt to straddle the line between specificity and generality, the book falls a bit short of both. For example, more than two pages are devoted to respondeat superior, a technical legal doctrine, but there is no mention of the Terri Schiavo case.
Assessment: In providing examples and background for many of the common ethical and legal dilemmas that arise in U.S. healthcare, this book is very useful for healthcare practitioners and administrators. However, it seems to attempt too much, and students of ethics or health law may find it overly simplistic or incomplete — important cases are overlooked, key ethical concepts are glossed over or overly simplified, and specific, narrow topics receive a disproportionate amount of real estate.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449672119
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 2/8/2012
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 562
  • Sales rank: 139,077
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to ethics 3
Ch. 2 Contemporary ethical dilemmas 35
Ch. 3 Health care ethics committee 73
Ch. 4 End-of-life dilemmas 89
Ch. 5 Development of law 131
Ch. 6 Introduction to law 147
Ch. 7 Government, ethics, and the law 181
Ch. 8 Organizational ethics and the law 195
Ch. 9 Health care professionals' ethical and legal issues 221
Ch. 10 Physicians' ethical and legal issues 269
Ch. 11 Employee rights and responsibilities 289
Ch. 12 Patient consent 305
Ch. 13 Patient abuse 325
Ch. 14 Patient rights and responsibilities 339
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