The Rights of Patients: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of Patients, Third Edition / Edition 3

The Rights of Patients: The Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of Patients, Third Edition / Edition 3

by George J. Annas
     
 

Now in its third edition, The Rights of Patients offers fully documented exposition and explanation of the rights of patients from birth to death. This concise reference covers topics such as informed consent, emergency treatment, refusing treatment, human experimentation, privacy and confidentiality, patient safety, and medical malpractice.

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Now in its third edition, The Rights of Patients offers fully documented exposition and explanation of the rights of patients from birth to death. This concise reference covers topics such as informed consent, emergency treatment, refusing treatment, human experimentation, privacy and confidentiality, patient safety, and medical malpractice.

The Rights of Patients is an invaluable resource not only for patients and their families but also for physicians, hospital administrators, medical and nursing students, and other health care workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814705032
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2004
Series:
ACLU Handbook Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
387
Sales rank:
1,282,475
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the ACLU handbook series
IPatient rights1
IIThe patient rights advocate28
IIIReforming American medicine44
IVHospitals63
VEmergency medicine89
VIInformed choice113
VIIChoices about surgery and children's care141
VIIIReproductive health168
IXResearch194
XMedical records224
XIPrivacy and confidentiality246
XIICare of the dying273
XIIISuffering, pain, and suicide298
XIVDeath, organ donation, and autopsy316
XVPatient safety and medical malpractice337
App. AInternet resources365
App. BConvention on human rights and biomedicine369
App. CChildbearing patient bills of rights375

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