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

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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.

"...includes major changes in sections dealing with managed care and health care reform, legal issues, and ethics...with a new chapter entitled Cultural Perspectives for Ambulatory Health Care."

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This textbook defines and discusses the legal and ethical issues related to the practice of medicine in the ambulatory setting. Topics include professional liability, public duties, consent, medical records, bill collection practices, abortion, and choices in dying. The fifth edition adds discussion of the debate over stem cell research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Illustrates medical ethics concepts and controversies with brief cases and scenarios, and provides learning features such as definitions, chapter objectives, vignettes, discussion questions, and case law examples. Subjects covered include professional liability, consent, genetic engineering, abortion, and death and dying. For ambulatory health care workers. This fourth edition, revised from the 1993 edition of , includes material on managed care, health care reform, and cultural perspectives. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803603486
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 295
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Have a Care 1
1 Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics 6
Law 7
Ethics 7
Bioethics 7
Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine 8
Comparing Law, Ethics, and Bioethics 9
The Importance of Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics 9
Codes of Ethics 11
An Ethics Check 12
Characteristics of a Professional Ambulatory Health Care Employee 13
2 Medical Practice Management 16
Sale Proprietors 18
Partnerships 20
Professional Service Corporations 21
Group Practices 23
Managed Care 25
Health Maintenance Organizations 27
Other Business Arrangements 29
A Word of Caution 31
General Liability 31
Employers' Responsibilities to Employees 33
3 The Employees in Ambulatory Health Care 35
Licensed Personnel (Nurses) 37
Nonlicensed Personnel 39
Other Employees 41
Considerations for Ambulatory Health Care Employees 42
4 Legal Guidelines for Ambulatory Health Care 44
Sources of Law 46
Types of Law 47
Controlled Substances Act and Regulations 52
Drug Schedules 53
Issuing Prescriptions 55
Types of Court 55
Subpoenas 59
The Trail Process 60
Expert Witness 62
5 Regulations and Professional Liability for the Health Care Professional 64
Medical Practice Acts 65
Professional Liability 67
Standard of Care 67
Confidentiality 68
Physician Liability for Client Injury 69
Contracts 69
Torts 73
Doctrine of Respondent Superior 77
Statue of Limitations 78
Professional Liability or Malpractice Insurance 80
Alternatives to Litigation 81
Malpractice Prevention 81
6 Public Duties 84
Birth and Deaths 86
Communicable and Notifiable Diseases 92
Victims of Abuse 94
Elder Abuse 95
Child Abuse 95
Evidence 97
Drug Abuse 98
Good Samaritan Laws 99
7 Consent 102
Informed and Uninformed Consent 104
The Doctrine of Informed Consent 104
Problems in Consent 105
Implementing Consent 108
8 Medical Records 113
Purposes 114
Problem-Oriented Medical Records 114
SOAP 115
Use of Records in Litigation 117
Computerized Medical Records 120
E-mail 121
Fax Machines 122
Ownership of Medical Records 123
Retention of Medical Records 124
9 Reimbursement and Collection Practices 126
Truth in Lending Act 127
Collection Guidelines 128
Collection Do's 129
Collection Don'ts 131
Collection Problems 131
Collection Agencies 132
Reimbursement Attitudes 133
10 Employment Practices 135
Personnel Policies 136
Job Descriptions 136
Office Hours and Work Week 137
Benefits and Salaries 137
The Employment Process 137
Legal Implications 144
11 A Cultural Perspective for Ambulatory Health Care 150
Components of Cultural Diversity 151
Establishing a New Culture in Ambulatory Health Care 154
12 Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources 157
Macroallocation and Microallocation 159
The Influence of Politics, Economics, and Ethics on Health Care 160
Systems for Decision Making 161
How Would You Decide? 162
13 Genetic Engineering 165
Genetic, Screening, Testing, and Counseling 167
Sterilization 170
Human Genome Project and Gene Therapy 171
Assisted Reproduction 172
Artificial Insemination 173
Legal and Ethical Implications of AIH and AID 173
In Vitro Fertilization and Other Forms of Assisted Reproduction 175
Surrogacy 176
Legal and Ethical Implications of Assisted Reproduction 176
Cord Blood and Stem Cell Research 178
Tissue and Organ Engineering 179
Reproductive Cloning 179
Considerations for Ambulatory Care Employees 180
14 Abortion 181
Fetal Development 182
When Does Life Begin? 182
Methods of Abortion 184
Legal Implications 186
Ethical Implications 190
Ambulatory Health Care Protocol 192
15 Life and Death 195
Choices in Life and Death 196
Choices in Dying 199
Living Wills, Advance Directives, and the Patient Self-Determination Act 200
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care 202
Legal Definitions of Death 204
Legal Implications 206
Ethical Considerations 207
The Role of Health Professionals in Ambulatory Care 209
16 Dying and Death 212
Suffering in Dying 213
Use of Medications 214
Psychologic Aspects of Dying 215
Physiologic Aspects of Dying 215
Stages of Grief 217
Hospice 219
Assisted Suicide 220
Uniform Anatomical Gift Act 222
Autopsy 223
The Role of the Physician and Ambulatory Health Care Professionals 224
App. I Code of Ethics 227
App. II Sample Documents for Choices about Health Care, Life, and Death 239
Bibliography 246
Index 253
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