Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics for Ambulatory Care / Edition 4

Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics for Ambulatory Care / Edition 4

by MARCIA (MARTI) LEWIS, Carol D. Tamparo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803603487

ISBN-13: 9780803603486

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company

Now in its sixth edition, Medical Law, Ethics and Bioethics for Health Professions continues to champion the "Have a Care" cause while providing readers with a strong ethical and legal foundation to better serve their clients. Any direct client contact involves ethical and legal responsibility and a certain level of ambulatory health care knowledge. This book…  See more details below

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Now in its sixth edition, Medical Law, Ethics and Bioethics for Health Professions continues to champion the "Have a Care" cause while providing readers with a strong ethical and legal foundation to better serve their clients. Any direct client contact involves ethical and legal responsibility and a certain level of ambulatory health care knowledge. This book provides that and provides a solid groundwork for ambulatory care as it pertains to legal concepts and laws, ethical issues, and bioethics faced in today's medical practices - by today's health care professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803603486
Publisher:
F. A. Davis Company
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Have a Care1
1Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics6
Law7
Ethics7
Bioethics7
Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine8
Comparing Law, Ethics, and Bioethics9
The Importance of Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics9
Codes of Ethics11
An Ethics Check12
Characteristics of a Professional Ambulatory Health Care Employee13
2Medical Practice Management16
Sale Proprietors18
Partnerships20
Professional Service Corporations21
Group Practices23
Managed Care25
Health Maintenance Organizations27
Other Business Arrangements29
A Word of Caution31
General Liability31
Employers' Responsibilities to Employees33
3The Employees in Ambulatory Health Care35
Licensed Personnel (Nurses)37
Nonlicensed Personnel39
Other Employees41
Considerations for Ambulatory Health Care Employees42
4Legal Guidelines for Ambulatory Health Care44
Sources of Law46
Types of Law47
Controlled Substances Act and Regulations52
Drug Schedules53
Issuing Prescriptions55
Types of Court55
Subpoenas59
The Trail Process60
Expert Witness62
5Regulations and Professional Liability for the Health Care Professional64
Medical Practice Acts65
Professional Liability67
Standard of Care67
Confidentiality68
Physician Liability for Client Injury69
Contracts69
Torts73
Doctrine of Respondent Superior77
Statue of Limitations78
Professional Liability or Malpractice Insurance80
Alternatives to Litigation81
Malpractice Prevention81
6Public Duties84
Birth and Deaths86
Communicable and Notifiable Diseases92
Victims of Abuse94
Elder Abuse95
Child Abuse95
Evidence97
Drug Abuse98
Good Samaritan Laws99
7Consent102
Informed and Uninformed Consent104
The Doctrine of Informed Consent104
Problems in Consent105
Implementing Consent108
8Medical Records113
Purposes114
Problem-Oriented Medical Records114
SOAP115
Use of Records in Litigation117
Computerized Medical Records120
E-mail121
Fax Machines122
Ownership of Medical Records123
Retention of Medical Records124
9Reimbursement and Collection Practices126
Truth in Lending Act127
Collection Guidelines128
Collection Do's129
Collection Don'ts131
Collection Problems131
Collection Agencies132
Reimbursement Attitudes133
10Employment Practices135
Personnel Policies136
Job Descriptions136
Office Hours and Work Week137
Benefits and Salaries137
The Employment Process137
Legal Implications144
11A Cultural Perspective for Ambulatory Health Care150
Components of Cultural Diversity151
Establishing a New Culture in Ambulatory Health Care154
12Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources157
Macroallocation and Microallocation159
The Influence of Politics, Economics, and Ethics on Health Care160
Systems for Decision Making161
How Would You Decide?162
13Genetic Engineering165
Genetic, Screening, Testing, and Counseling167
Sterilization170
Human Genome Project and Gene Therapy171
Assisted Reproduction172
Artificial Insemination173
Legal and Ethical Implications of AIH and AID173
In Vitro Fertilization and Other Forms of Assisted Reproduction175
Surrogacy176
Legal and Ethical Implications of Assisted Reproduction176
Cord Blood and Stem Cell Research178
Tissue and Organ Engineering179
Reproductive Cloning179
Considerations for Ambulatory Care Employees180
14Abortion181
Fetal Development182
When Does Life Begin?182
Methods of Abortion184
Legal Implications186
Ethical Implications190
Ambulatory Health Care Protocol192
15Life and Death195
Choices in Life and Death196
Choices in Dying199
Living Wills, Advance Directives, and the Patient Self-Determination Act200
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care202
Legal Definitions of Death204
Legal Implications206
Ethical Considerations207
The Role of Health Professionals in Ambulatory Care209
16Dying and Death212
Suffering in Dying213
Use of Medications214
Psychologic Aspects of Dying215
Physiologic Aspects of Dying215
Stages of Grief217
Hospice219
Assisted Suicide220
Uniform Anatomical Gift Act222
Autopsy223
The Role of the Physician and Ambulatory Health Care Professionals224
App. ICode of Ethics227
App. IISample Documents for Choices about Health Care, Life, and Death239
Bibliography246
Index253

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