Ethics, Legal Issues and Professionalism in Surgical Technology

ISBN-10: 1401857930

ISBN-13: 9781401857936

Edition: 2007

Authors: Julia A. Jackson

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This text, Ethics, Legal Issues and Professionalism for Surgical Technology is intended to introduce the student to key non-technical aspects of professional practice. It is necessary to understand and apply these concepts in addition to the daily technical functions in the OR and other departments that work with surgery, such as radiology, lab services and central sterile processing. Ethical and legal issues arise daily. Surgical Technologists need the foundation in these principles to make the right decisions and perform in a manner that renders the highest quality patient care possible. Professional behaviors are crucial for any health care worker. The first two sections will enable the student to develop a base of knowledge in the fundamentals of ethics and legal issues. In addition, section one includes a theory on moral reasoning, human value development and the bio-psychosocial needs of the patient. Specific ethical controversial topics will be introduced for analyzing. Section two covers legal terminology, sources and types of law, legal doctrines, liabilities, etc. Section three focuses on professional practice and exposes the student to the basic knowledge and behaviors a professional must have. Each chapter begins with key terminology and objectives. The end of each chapter will include a summary, review questions and a case study for discussion and debate.
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List price: $109.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 357
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Julia Jackson, BAH, CST, has been Program Coordinator and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at Baker College of Flint, MI for over five year. She has been a Certified Surgical Technologist for over ten years. She is on the AST Education Committee as well as the AST Core Curriculum Revision Committee and is the Chair of the Bake College-Flint Surgical Technology Board.

Acknowledgments and Contributors
About the Author
Introduction to Ethics
Human Behavior, Value Development, and Needs
Moral Development
Ethical Concepts
Ethical Theories
Rights and Decision Making
The Nature of Rights
Moral Rights
Legal Rights
Patients' Rights and the Patient Care Partnership
Decision Making and Surgical Conscience
International Ethical Codes
Declaration of Helsinki
Nuremberg Code
Geneva Conventions
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Specific Ethical Issues
Ethical Issues in Health Care
Human Experimentation and Clinical Research
Genetic Engineering, Reproductive Technology, and Stem Cell Research
Life and Death
Quality versus Quantity of Life
End of Life Issues
Elective Sterilization
Gender Reassignment
Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources
Employee Health Conditions and Privacy
Legal Concepts
Concepts in Professional Practice Law
Introduction to the Law
Sources of Law
Common Law
Constitutional Law
Statutory Law
Administrative Law
Types of Law
Public versus Private Law
Criminal versus Civil Law
Legal Doctrines and Principles Related to Health Care
Res Ipsa Loquitur
Captain of the Ship
Informed Consent
Primum Non Nocere
Aeger Primo
Good Samaritan Statutes
The Litigation Process
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Health Laws and Regulations
Bodies That Regulate Health Care
Professional Health Care Associations
Accrediting Agencies
Governmental Agencies and Private Organizations
Managed Care, DRGs, and Insurance Programs
Managed Care
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Insurance Programs
Regulating Health Insurance and Information
Hospital Organization and Management
Hospital Policy and Procedures
Scope of Practice
Continuing Education
Professional Standards of Conduct
Malpractice and Negligence
Legal Risks and Responsibilities of the Surgical Team
Informed Consent
Special Circumstances
Minors and Consent
The Right to Refuse Treatment
Risk Management and Liability
What Is Risk Management?
The Role of the Risk Management Department
The Role of All Team Members in Risk Management
Risk Management Issues in Surgical Services and Related Departments
Surgical Services
Related Departments
Administrative Practice in Risk Management
Prevention Practices and Interventions
Ethics Committees
Professional Liability Insurance Policies
Principles of Professionalism
Professional Practices
Team Management
Team Goals
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Group Dynamics
Cultural Perspectives
What Makes a Leader?
Leadership Styles
Communication Skills
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Precepting and Training
Affective Behaviors
Employability Skills
AST Code of Ethics for Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists Code of Ethics
Standards of Practice for the Surgical Technologist
The AMA Principles of Medical Ethics
Code of Ethics for Related Health Professions
EMT Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics for Dental Hygienists
Code of Ethics for Radiologic Technologists
AAMA Medical Assistant Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the Physician Assistant Profession
Nurses Code of Ethics
The Patient Care Partnership
Declaration of Professional Responsibility
Medicine's Social Contract with Society
Hippocratic Oath
The Geneva Conventions
The International Code of Ethics
The Declaration of Geneva
Nuremberg Code
The Declaration of Helsinki
Real Life Case Summaries Referenced by Chapters
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