- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
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.
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
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.
Posted February 5, 2012
No text was provided for this review.