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Regarded as the citable treatise in the field, the 7th Edition of Legal Medicine explores and illustrates the legal implications of medical practice and the special legal issues arising from managed care. Edited by the American College of Legal Medicine Textbook Committee, it features comprehensive discussions on a myriad of legal issues that health care professionals face every day. Substantially revised and expanded and written in a plain manner, this New Edition includes 20 brand-new chapters that address the hottest topics in the field today. Will also serve as the syllabus for the Board Review Course of the American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM).
  • Includes need-to-know information on telemedicine and electronic mail · medical and scientific expert testimony · medical records and disclosure about patients · and liability exposure facing managed care organizations.
  • Addresses the legal aspects of almost every medical topic that impacts health care professionals.
  • Uses actual case studies to illustrate nuances in the law.
  • Discusses current trends in the peer review process · physician-assisted suicide · and managed care organizations.
  • Offers the expert guidance of top professionals across medical and legal fields in an easy to read format.
  • Includes a glossary of medical terms.
  • Features many brand-new chapters, including Patient Safety · Medication Errors · Disclosure of Adverse Outcome and Apologizing to Injured Patient · Liability of Pharmacists · No-Fault Liability· Legal Aspects of Bioterrorism · and Forensic Psychiatry.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, M.S., BCETS, CATSM, CCRA (Abbott Laboratories)
Description: This is the sixth edition of the American College of Legal Medicine's book that explores the legal implications of medical practice as well as the special legal issues surrounding managed care. This is a truly exhaustive compendium for medical legal issues.
Purpose: The purpose is to update and substantially expand upon the previous edition from 50 chapters to 75 chapters. The book is successful in providing more knowledge on relevant legal concepts, principles, and rules. These are worthy objectives considering the litigious environment in which we currently live. The book exceeds objectives and is most useful.
Audience: This is an excellent teaching tool and resource for all healthcare providers and attorneys. In addition, this book can easily find a well-deserved home in any medical or law school. The authors are notable and accomplished members of their respective fields.
Features: What is truly standout are the relevant and current topics such as HIPAA privacy rules, the Human Genome Project, physician profile databases, alternative medicine, healthcare professional impairment, ethical and legal issues of life care planning, electronic records, legal issues of neonates, and legal aspects of bioterrorism. Solid references and a great index make this a genuine resource.
Assessment: Plain and simple - this is a great book! It is highly recommended and a terrific addition to the medical and legal issues arena. Put it on your shelf as the premier reference.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323037532
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/19/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 768
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Legal Medicine

2 Medical Practice: Education and Licensure
3 Medical Staff Peer Review in the Credentialing and Privileging of Physicians
4 Physician Profile Databases
5 Health Care Professional Impairment

6 Health Care Provider Contracts
7 Agency
8 Antitrust
9 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
10 Practice Organizations and Joint Ventures
11 Coproviders and Institutional Practice
12 Physician as an Employer
13 Health Professionals and the Regulated Industry: The Laws and Regulations Enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
14 Health Insurance and Professional Liability Insurance
15 Patents, Intellectual Property, and Licenses
16 Federal Health Information Privacy Requirements

17 Ethics and Bioethics
18 Research and Experimentation
19 The Human Genome Project
20 Legal Interests of the Fetal Patient
21 Organ Donation and Transplantation
22 Life Care Planning: Ethical and Legal Issues
23 The Process of Dying
24 Physician-Assisted Suicide and Palliative Sedation

25 Medical Malpractice Overview
26 Patient Safety and Health Care Quality
27 Medications Errors
28 Disclosure of Adverse Outcome and Apologizing to Injured Patient
29 Risk Management
30 Alternative Dispute Resolution
31 Physicians-Patient Relationship
32 Competency and Capacity: A Primer
33 Informed Consent to Medical and Surgical Treatment
34 Medical Records: Paper and Electronic
35 Medical Testimony and the Expert Witness
36 Liability of Health Care Entities for Negligent Care
37 Liability of Managed Care Organizations
38 Pharmacist Malpractice and Liability
39 Medical Product Liability
40 Telemedicine and Electronic Mail Communication with Patients
41 Professional Liability in Emergency Medicine
42 Legal Issues in Newborn Intensive Care
43 Liability in Obstetrics and Gynecology
44 Liability of Ophthalmologists
45 Liability of Otolaryngologists
46 Liability of Radiologists
47 Liability of Neurologists
48 Liability of Plastic Surgeons
49 Nursing and the Law
50 Dental Litigation: Triad of Concerns
51 Criminalization of Medical Negligence
52 Crimes by Health Care Providers
53 Countersuits by Health Care Providers
54 No-Fault Medical Malpractice System in New Zealand

55 Children as Patients
56 Child Abuse
57 Domestic Violence Patients
58 Geriatric Patients
59 Cancer Genetics: Discrimination And Counseling
60 Brain-Injured Patients
61 Patients with HIV Infection and AIDS
62 The Law and the Relief of Pain: Pain Management
63 Sports Medicine

64 Forensic Pathology
65 Forensic Engineering
66 Forensic Toxicology
67 Forensic Psychiatry
68 Criminalistics
69 Forensic Entomology
70 Forensic Odontology
71 Utilization of Forensic Science in the Civil and Criminal Justice Systems: Forensic Use of Medical Information

72 Occupational Health Law
73 Public Health Law
74 Legal Aspects Of Bioterrorism

75 Physician Licensing and Disciplining in England and Europe
76 Privacy
77 Drivers and the Law

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