Medical Law and Ethics

ISBN-10: 0135129044
ISBN-13: 9780135129043
Edition: 3rd 2009
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Book details

List price: $69.80
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

This bestseller presents a wealth of timely information on the legal and ethical principles in healthcare. Noted for its straightforward style in which it acquaints readers with essential information, the book examines topics such as the patient/physician relationship, professional liability, medical malpractice prevention, the medical record, confidentiality, bioethical issues, and HIPAA. Completely revised in a new 3rd edition, this overview of medical law and ethics is written in straightforward language fornon-lawyerhealthcare professionals. It is designed to help them better understand their ethical obligation to themselves, their patients, and their employer. Features of the new edition include: full-color images illustrate concepts and provide a dynamic reader experience; integrated case studies illustrate real-world examples of legal issues and principles in actual medical settings; and actual legal citations are highlighted throughout the text to assist with in-depth research.

Preface
Letter to the Student
How to Interpret Case Citations
About the Author
Reviewers
Introduction to Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics
Why Study Law, Ethics, and Bioethics?
Medical Law
Ethics
Models for Examining Ethical Dilemmas
What Ethics Is Not
Bioethics
The Role of Ethics Committees
Quality Assurance Programs
Medical Etiquette
The Legal Environment
The Legal System
The Legal System
Sources of Law
Classification of Laws
The Court Systems
The Trial Process
Importance of the Legal System for the Physician
Medical Practice Acts
Licensure of the Physician
Licensure and Certification of Allied Health Professionals
Standard of Care
Confidentiality
Statute of Limitations
Good Samaritan Laws
Respondeat Superior
Risk Management
Medical Practice and Allied Health Professionals
Today's Healthcare Environment
Types of Medical Practice
The Ethics of Fee Splitting
Medical Specialty Boards
Allied Health Professionals
The Healthcare Environment
The Physician-Patient Relationship
Physician's Rights
Physician's Responsibilities
Professional Practice Responsibilities
Patients' Rights
Rights of Minors
Patients' Responsibilities
Role of the Healthcare Consumer
Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice
Professional Negligence and Medical Malpractice
The Tort of Negligence
Fraud
Office of Inspector General
Defense to Malpractice Suits
Professional Liability
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Liability of Other Health Professionals
Role of the Supervisor
Working in High-Risk Areas
Malpractice Prevention
Public Duties of the Physician
Public Health Records and Vital Statistics
Controlled Substances Act and Regulations
Protection for the Employee and the Environment
Workplace Law and Ethics
Professionalism in the Workplace
Discrimination in the Workplace
Privacy and the Workplace
Cultural Considerations
Religions Considerations
Effective Hiring Practices
Legal and Illegal Interview Questions
Federal Regulations Affecting the Medical Professional
Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Discrimination
Employee Health and Safety
Compensation and Benefits Regulations
Consumer Protection and Collection Practices
Antitrust Laws
Federal Labor Law
The Medical Record
Purpose of the Medical Record
Contents of the Medical Record
Confidentiality and the Medical Record
Ownership
Retention and Storage of Medical Records
Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
Use of the Medical Record in Court
Confidentiality in Medical Practice
Confidentiality
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996
Ethical Concerns with Information Technology (Informatics)
Medical Ethics
Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Medicine
Early History
Ethical Standards and Behavior
Codes of Ethics
Codes of Ethics for Other Medical Professionals
Bioethical Issues
Ethical Issues and Personal Choice
The Ethics of Biomedical Research
Human Genome Project
Genetic Engineering
Healthcare Reform
Ethical Issues Relating to Life
Fetal Development
Assisted or Artificial Conception
Contraception
Sterilization
Abortion
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Wrongful-Life Suits
Death and Dying
The Dying Process
Legal Definition of Death
Stages of Dying
Quality-of-Life Issues
Use of Medications
Hospice Care
Palliative Care
Viatical Settlements
Advance Directives
Choices in Life and Death
Codes of Ethics
Healthcare Regulatory Credentialing Agencies
Healthcare Websites
Case Citations
Glossary
Index

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