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Overview

This is a complete, accessible, and up-to-date guide to the law and ethics of healthcare. Written for health professionals of all kinds – not lawyers – MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS, 4/e covers the full spectrum of topics that affect practice. Fully updated coverage includes: the legal system, professional liability and medical malpractice, physician’s responsibilities, medical records, ethical and bioethical issues, and current regulations. Actual legal cases illuminate subjects ranging from patient confidentiality and abortion to death and dying. Exclusive Med Tips provide quick scenarios and guidance about law and ethics. Each chapter contains glossary terms, exercises, and an actual case; appendices provide current sample codes of ethics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132559225
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/12/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 197,774
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie F. Fremgen, Ph.D., is a former associate dean of the Allied Health Program at Robert Morris College and was vice-president of a hospital in suburban Chicago. She has taught medical law and ethics courses as well as clinical and administrative topics. She has broad interests and experiences in the healthcare field, including hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians’ offices. She currently has 2 patents on a unique circulation-assisting wheelchair.

Dr. Fremgen holds a nursing degree as well as a master’s in healthcare administration. She received her Ph.D. from the College of Education at the University of Illinois. She has performed postdoctoral studies in medical law at Loyola University Law School in Chicago.

Dr. Fremgen has taught ethics at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana; University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan; and Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics

PART I. THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT

2. The Legal System

3. Importance of the Legal System for the Physician and the Health Care Professional

PART II. THE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

4. Today’s Health Care Environment

5. The Physician-Patient Relationship

6. Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice

7. Public Duties of the Physician and the Health Care Professional

8. Workplace Law and Ethics

9. The Medical Record

10. Patient Confidentiality and HIPAA

PART III. MEDICAL ETHICS

10. Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Medicine

11. Ethical Issues Relating to Life

12. Death and Dying

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Preface

The allied health professional has always been an important member of the medical team. This team awareness is even more critical in today's health care environment since the physician no longer practices medicine alone.

Medical Law and Ethics is written in straightforward language that is aimed at the non-lawyer health professional who must be able to cope with multiple legal and ethical issues. This text is appropriate for those persons studying in a college or university who are working toward careers in the allied health field in a variety of settings such as the medical office, hospitals, clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. A wide range of pertinent topics are discussed, such as the legal system, the physician-patient relationship, professional liability and medical malpractice, public duties of the physician, the medical record, and ethical and bioethical issues. The intent is to help the health care professional to better understand our ethical obligation to ourselves, our patients, and our employer.

Many legal cases are sprinkled throughout the text to demonstrate the history of the law as it pertains to subjects such as patient confidentiality, managed care, federal regulations affecting the employee, death and dying, and abortion. In some examples, the cases may seem old, but since our legal system is based on case law, they are still pertinent today.

A special feature called Med Tips provides quick information about the law and ethics. These brief scenarios and hints help to maintain interest in this vital subject. All chapters include glossary terms highlighted in bold on first reference, extensive end-of-the-chapter exercises, and one actual practicecase. The appendix includes a thorough compilation of codes of ethics that form a basis for current practice and a listing of health care regulatory agencies.

This text is meant to provide an overview of medical law and ethics. Practicing health care professionals should know the legal requirements in their own jurisdictions.

Chapter Structure

  • LEARNING OBJECTIVES. These are an overview of the basic knowledge discussed within the chapter and can be used as a chapter review.
  • GLOSSARY. Important vocabulary terms are listed alphabetically at the beginning of each chapter and printed in bold the first time they are defined in the text.
  • INTRODUCTION. Each chapter begins with an introductory statement that reflects the topic of the chapter.
  • END OF CHAPTER EXERCISES. A selection of matching and multiple-choice questions are included to test the student's knowledge of the chapter material.
  • SUMMARY. Using a bulleted format, the summary provides a recap of material presented in the chapter.
  • CASE STUDY. The case studies are based on real-life occurrences and offer practical application of information discussed within the chapter. These are included to stimulate and draw upon the student's critical-thinking skills and problem-solving ability.
  • REFERENCES. These useful resources provide further information on the topics included within the chapter.

Special Features

  • MED TIP. Brief scenarios are placed at strategic points within the narrative to provide helpful hints and useful information relating to the discussion within the text.
  • LEGAL CASE CITATIONS. Discipline-specific cases are used throughout the text to illustrate the topic under discussion. The cases reflect the many medical disciplines, including that of the physician, that come together in the care of the patient.
  • POINTS TO PONDER. Thought-provoking questions give students an opportunity to evaluate how they might answer some of the tough medically related ethical dilemmas in today's society. These questions can also be used for critical debate among students during a class activity.
  • DISCUSSION QUESTIONS. These end-of-the-chapter questions encourage a review of the chapter contents.
  • PUT IT TO PRACTICE. These thought-provoking activities appear at the end of each chapter. They are meant to provide a clinical correlation with the topics discussed in the chapter and to stimulate the student's own contemplation of legal and ethical issues that are apparent in everyday life.
  • WEB HUNT. This end-of-the chapter Internet activity encourages the student to access the multitude of medical resources available through this medium.
  • APPENDIX. Codes of Ethics are included in Appendix A; a list of U.S. regulatory agencies appears in Appendix B; and a listing of useful medical Web sites is included in Appendix C.
  • ADDITIONAL EXAMINATION REVIEW QUESTIONS. These are included in the Instructor's Manual.
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