Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professions

ISBN-10: 1455733660
ISBN-13: 9781455733668
Edition: 3rd 2014
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 2/28/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

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 book's 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.

The Legal System
Ethical and Bioethical Issues
The Medical Malpractice Lawsuit and the Trial Process
Disciplinary Actions
Work Place Issues
Documentation
Intentional and Quasi-Intentional Torts
Statutory Reporting/Public Duties
Professional Liability Insurance and Disciplinary Defense Insurance
Death and Dying Issues
Conflict Management
Business Aspects of Healthcare
Appendixes
Glossary
Index

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