Medical Law and Ethics / Edition 2

Medical Law and Ethics / Edition 2

by Bonnie F. Fremgen
     
 

This overview of medical law and ethics is written in straightforward language for non-lawyer healthcare professionals who must be able to cope with multiple legal and ethical issues they encounter while working in a variety of settings--e.g., the medical office, hospitals, clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. It is designed to help them better understandSee more details below

Overview

This overview of medical law and ethics is written in straightforward language for non-lawyer healthcare professionals who must be able to cope with multiple legal and ethical issues they encounter while working in a variety of settings--e.g., the medical office, hospitals, clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. It is designed to help them better understand their ethical obligation to themselves, their patients, and their employer. New to this edition are: Changes in Contract Law; Hiring Practices such as personnel policy manual, interview process, legal implications, sexual harassment, discrimination issues relating to selecting employees, incompetent and dishonest colleagues; Expanded coverage of Privacy Law and confidentiality - to cover more on confidentiality, HIPAA and other laws affecting the disclosure of personal information; Expanded coverage of Consent - to include more about informed and uninformed consent, problems when implementing consent, the right to refuse treatment. Also discussed are: Physician's Orders: what to do when the health care worker disagrees with the orders, what orders can be carried out with or without a written physician's orders; Malpractice Avoidance; and Truth-telling as in cases of patients who do not want to be told their diagnosis or families who do not wish to have the patient told. New to the End of Chapter activities include: Expanded “Web Hunt” exercises; Chapter Review fill-in-the-blank exercises to each chapter; and More Case Studies. For those in the allied health field in a variety of settings such as the medical office, hospitals, clinics, and skilled nursing facilities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131177086
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Fremgen earned her PhD at the University of Illinois and was a student in the law program for health care professionals at Loyola Law School, Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Fremgen has taught ethics at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana; the University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan; and Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL. She has taught ethics and medical assisting courses to allied health students at Robert Morris College in Chicago and Ivy Tech College in South Bend, IN. Dr. Fremgen has authored five books and has been the recipient of a number of awards including; Weekly Column “Women in Business,” The Daily Southtown newspaper; Who’s Who in International Women, 1988; Who’s Who in American Nursing, 1984, 1986-1987; Outstanding Management Achievement Award, Humana, 1982. She has also been a member of the Society for Business Ethics, the International Society of Business and Society, the Academy of Management, the Midwest Business Administration Association, the Forum for Healthcare Planning, the American Society of Public Administrators, and the Illinois Public Health Association.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction to medical law, ethics, and bioethics1
Ch. 2The legal system25
Ch. 3Importance of the legal system for the physician49
Ch. 4Medical practice and allied health professionals66
Ch. 5The physician-patient relationship89
Ch. 6Professional liability and medical malpractice119
Ch. 7Public duties of the physician143
Ch. 8Federal regulations affecting the medical professional162
Ch. 9The medical record187
Ch. 10Confidentiality in medical practice204
Ch. 11Ethical and bioethical issues in medicine227
Ch. 12Ethical issues relating to life245
Ch. 13Death and dying274

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