Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Occupations

ISBN-10: 1416022627

ISBN-13: 9781416022626

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

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Description: With balanced coverage of both legal and ethical issues, this text provides a foundation for handling common challenges in everyday practice. Real-life examples and case studies help you apply the books concepts. For easier reading, content is presented in short, concise chunks. Expert author Tonia Aiken shares insights from her years of experience as a nurse, attorney, and public speaker to guide you through issues that may arise in practice, as well as the danger zones in clinical situations that could escalate into conflict or dispute. A user-friendly outline format makes information easy to scan. Objectives for each chapter highlight what you are expected to learn and keep you focused on important information. Summaries at the end of every chapter reinforce essential concepts. Study Questions test your knowledge of the material. Recommended Readings list sources for further research. What If? boxes present ethical dilemmas and help you apply concepts from the book to real-life examples. Updated Case Studies discuss the issues faced in a variety of healthcare settings. A revised Imaging Liability and Litigation chapter describes how society holds healthcare workers accountable in the workplace. Important HIPAA information includes the latest privacy guidelines along with ethical and legal implications. Evolve Resources help you sharpen your skills with additional Case Studies and useful web links.

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Book details

List price: $63.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 1/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Legal Issues
The Law
Intentional and Quasi-Intentional Torts
Professional Liability Insurance
Informed Consent Issues
Documentation and the Allied Health Professional
Ethical Issues
Legal and Ethical Issues Affecting Educators and Students
Ethical Issues in Health Occupations
Common Areas of Liability and Litigation
Legal and Ethical Considerations in Medical Imaging
Administrative and Medical Record Liability and Litigation
Clinical Laboratory Liability
Medical Equipment Liability and Litigation
Patient Care Liability and Litigation
Conflict Management and the Healthcare Provider
Resource Section
The Trial Process
Glossary
Index
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