Promoting Legal Awareness in Physical and Occupational Therapy / Edition 1

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Overview

A reader friendly format enforces key legal concepts helps occupational and physical therapy students integrate those concepts into clinically relevant examples. Legal topics discussed include informed consent, contracts, malpractice, and insurance. Rehearsal scenarios help the reader to practice testifying as an expert witness. Glossary relates health care law and ethics cases and questions, risk management hints in plain English, not legalese. Comprehensive annotated bibliographies are included.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Brent H. Braveman, MEd, OTR/L(University of Illinois at Chicago)
Description: This book provides a helpful overview of a broad range of legal issues of which occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners, students, and educators need to be aware.
Purpose: According to the author, this book is intended to provide a basic overview of health care legal issues for clinicians, clinical managers, healthcare facility administrators, educators and professional and postprofessional students. Topics addressed include issues such as employment law, education law, insurance law, criminal law and other categories of legal issues.
Audience: Each chapter is introduced with a brief statement to focus the reader and highlight the importance of the topic. Terms are clearly defined within the chapters, which aid with readability. A glossary of terms is also provided. Each chapter is summarized, and two to three questions are provided to allow the reader to assess the knowledge gained. Answers to the questions and a suggested reading list are provided for readers who wish to investigate topics in further depth.
Features: Appendixes include a table of cases cited in the text, a table of statutes, regulations, treaties and declarations cited, and the Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice for occupational therapy and physical therapy.
Assessment: This text is an excellent resource for occupational therapy and physical therapy personnel as an introduction to legal issues involved in the practice of these professions. It is highly recommended.
Brent H. Braveman
This book provides a helpful overview of a broad range of legal issues of which occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners, students, and educators need to be aware. According to the author, this book is intended to provide a basic overview of health care legal issues for clinicians, clinical managers, healthcare facility administrators, educators and professional and postprofessional students. Topics addressed include issues such as employment law, education law, insurance law, criminal law and other categories of legal issues. Each chapter is introduced with a brief statement to focus the reader and highlight the importance of the topic. Terms are clearly defined within the chapters, which aid with readability. A glossary of terms is also provided. Each chapter is summarized, and two to three questions are provided to allow the reader to assess the knowledge gained. Answers to the questions and a suggested reading list are provided for readers who wish to investigate topics in further depth. Appendixes include a table of cases cited in the text, a table of statutes, regulations, treaties and declarations cited, and the Codes of Ethics and Standards of Practice for occupational therapy and physical therapy. This text is an excellent resource for occupational therapy and physical therapy personnel as an introduction to legal issues involved in the practice of these professions. It is highly recommended.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815179962
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Health Care Law and Ethics
Ch. 2 The Law of Health Care Malpractice
Ch. 3 Liability for Intentional Conduct
Ch. 4 Informed Consent
Ch. 5 Contract Law
Ch. 6 Criminal Law
Ch. 7 Education Law
Ch. 8 Employment Law
Ch. 9 Insurance Law
Ch. 10 Business Law
Ch. 11 Health Care Ethics
Future Directions
Table of Cases Cited
Table of Statutes, Regulations, Treaties, and Declarations Cited
Glossary of Terms
App. A Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct of the American Physical Therapy Association
App. B Standards of Ethical Conduct and Guide for Conduct of the Affilliate Member of the American Physical Therapy Association
App. C Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics
App. D Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy (APTA)
App. E Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy (AOTA)
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