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Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics for the Health Professions

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ISBN-10: 0803627068

ISBN-13: 9780803627062

Edition: 7th 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Marcia, Carol D. Tamparo, Brenda M. Tatro

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Now in its Seventh Edition and in vivid full-color, this groundbreaking book continues to champion the "Have a Care" approach, while also providing readers with a strong ethical and legal foundation that enables them to better serve their clients. The book addresses all major issues facing healthcare professionals today, including legal concerns, important ethical issues, and the emerging area of bioethics.Videos online at DavisPlus bring these challenges to life through short vignettes that feature scenarios of common legal and ethical issues in a medical office.
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Marilyn S. Pooler, RN, MEd, RMA(AMT), is a Professor in the Medical Assisting Department at Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, Massachusetts. Marilyn has taught at Springfield for twenty years and previously served as chair of the Medical Assisting Department. She is on the certifying board of the AAMA task force for test construction and is a member of the executive board of the New England Association of Allied Health Educators. She is also a site surveyor for AAMA, reviewing medical assisting programs at schools and colleges seeking accreditation.Formerly Dean of Business and Allied Health, Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland, WA Co-Author of three additional…    

Understanding the Basics
Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics
Comparing Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics
The Importance of Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics
Today's Health-Care Climate
Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine
Codes of Ethics
Applying Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics as a Professional Health-Care Employee
You Must Decide
Medical Practice Management
Sole Proprietors
Advantages of Sole Proprietorships
Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorships
Considerations for the Health-Care Employee
Advantages of Partnerships
Disadvantages of Partnerships
Considerations for the Health-Care Employee
Professional Service Corporations
Advantages of Professional Service Corporations
Disadvantages of Professional Service Corporations
Considerations for the Health-Care Employee
Group Practices
Advantages of Group Practice
Disadvantages of Group Practice
Considerations for the Health-Care Employee
Health Maintenance Organizations
Managed Care
Other Business Arrangements
Joint Ventures
Preferred Provider Organizations
General Liability
Business License
Fire, Theft, and Burglary
Employee Safety
Responsibilities to Employees
The Health-Care Team in the Ambulatory Setting
The Health-Care Team
Administrative Team Members
Accreditation of Medical Assistant Programs
Clinical Support Team Members
Health-Care Providers
Considerations for Ambulatory Care Employees
Scope of Practice
Law, Liability, and Duties
State and Federal Regulations
Licensure (MDs and DOs)
License Renewal
License Revocation and Suspension
Transmission of Prescriptions
Understanding Narcotic and Non-Narcotic Prescriptions
Non-Narcotic Prescriptions
Controlled Substances Act
Drug Schedules
Substance Abuse
Drug Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Prevention of Substance Abuse
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Healthcare Reform Act of 2010
Professional Liability
Professional Liability
Breach of Contract
Standard of Care
Professional Negligence or Malpractice
The Four Ds of Medical Negligence
Intentional Torts
Unintentional Torts or Malpractice
Doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur
Doctrine of Respondeat Superior
Professional Liability/Malpractice Insurance
Cost of Professional Liability Insurance
Alternatives to Litigation
Risk Management and Compliance Plans
Risk Management Within the Ambulatory Health-Care Setting
Law for Health Professionals
Sources of Law
Types of Law
Civil and Criminal Law
Civil Law
Criminal Law
Types of Court
Federal Court
State Court
Probate Court
Small Claims Court
The Trial Process
Expert Witness
Statute of Limitations
Public Duties
Reporting Requirements
Births and Deaths
Birth Certificates
Death Certificates
Notifiable Diseases
Childhood and Adolescent Vaccinations
Notifiable or Reportable Injury
Child Abuse
Intimate Partner Violence
Elder Abuse
Implied and Expressed Consent
Informed and Uninformed Consent
The Doctrine of Informed Consent
Problems in Consent
Implementing Consent
Inadequacy of Conventional Consent Forms
Improving the Consent Process
Workplace Issues
Medical Records
Medical Record Creation and Content
Problem-Oriented Medical Records
Electronic Medical Records
Legal Aspects of the Medical Record
Release of Information
Errors in Medical Records
Electronic Mail
Fax Machines
Ownership of Medical Records
Storage of Medical Records
Retention of Medical Records
Destruction of Medical Records
Reimbursement and Collection Practices
Compliance Plan
How Providers Are Paid
Private Pay
Third Party Payers
Other Payers
Clients' Responsibility for Reimbursement
Laws for Reimbursement and Collections
Truth in Lending Act
Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Fair Credit Billing Act
Fair Debt Collections Practices Act
Federal Wage Garnishing Law
Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Act
Stark I, II, and III Regulations
Deficit Reduction Act
Civil Monetary Penalties Act
Enforcement of the Laws
Collection Guidelines
Collection Do's
Collection Don'ts
Collection Problems
Collection Agencies
Reimbursement Attitudes
Ethical Implications
Employment Practices
Hiring Employees
Policy and Procedure Manual
Personnel Policies
Clinic Hours and Workweek Schedule
Job Descriptions
Benefits and Compensation
The Employment Process
Locating Employees
Interviewing Candidates
Selecting Employees
Evaluating Employees
Employee Dismissal
When Employees Choose to Leave
Retaining Employees
Family and Medical Leave Act
Sexual Harassment
Occupational Safety and Health Act
Americans With Disabilities Act
A Cultural Perspective for Health Professionals
Understanding Cultural Diversity
Components of Cultural Diversity
Establishing a New Culture in Health Care
Evaluating Self
Cross-Cultural Communication
Bioethical Issues
Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources
Allocation and Access in Today's Health-Care Environment
Influence of Politics, Economics, and Ethics on Health Care
Health-Care Legislation
Macroallocation and Microallocation
Systems for Decision Making
System I
System II
How Would You Decide?
Allocation of Resources
Genetic Engineering
Genetic Advances
Genetically Informed Medicine
Genetic Screening and Testing
Carrier Screening
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Prenatal Diagnostic Testing
Newborn Genetic Screening
Presymptom Genetic Testing
Forensic Identity Genetic Testing
Genetic Counseling
Genetic Discrimination
Gene Therapy
Stem Cell Research
Types of Cell Tissues
Fetal Tissue Research
Tissue and Organ Engineering
Reproductive Cloning
Legal and Ethical Implications of Tissue Cell Research
Considerations for Health Professionals
Reproductive Issues
Reproductive Issues and Rights of Women
Female Genital Mutilation
Emergency Contraception
Fetal Development
When Does Life Begin?
Methods of Abortion
Antiabortion Terrorism
Global Gag Rule
Assisted Reproduction
Artificial Insemination
In Vitro Fertilization
Access to Reproductive Health Services
Legal and Ethical Implications of Reproductive Issues
Female Genital Mutilation
Antiabortion Terrorism
Assisted Reproduction
Artificial Insemination by Husband and Articial Insemination by Donor
In Vitro Fertilization
Protocol for Health Professionals
End of Life Issues
Choices in Life
Living Wills, Advance Directives, and the Patient Self-Determination Act
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
National Registry
Choices in Dying
Suffering in Dying
Use of Medications
Psychological Aspects of Dying
Physiological Aspects of Dying
Stages of Grief
Legal Definitions of Death
Legal Implications
Ethical Considerations
Cultural Views
Assisted Death
Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
Priority Authorization for Autopsy
Role of Health Professionals
Special Section
Have A Care!
Appendix I
Codes of Ethics
The Hippocratic Oath
American Association of Medical Assistants
Principles of Medical Ethics
Appendix II
Sample Documents for Choices About Health Care, Life, and Death
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive
Organ Donation Form
Organ Donation Card
Index of Resources