Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

ISBN-10: 1416062351

ISBN-13: 9781416062356

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Phyllis L. Beemsterboer

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Learn how to make sound ethical and legal decisions in practice with ETHICS AND LAW IN DENTAL HYGIENE, Second Edition. This book is written in the context of "real-world" situations that you will encounter on a regular basis in dental hygiene practice. The book is divided into three sections: ethics, law, and simulations and applications. The latter section contains 25 case studies with accompanying discussion and thought questions, along with testlets that mirror the style of the newly revised National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and suggested activities. Appendixes include the recently revised American Dental Association (ADA) and American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) respective codes of ethics, making this the most up-to-date ethics book for dental hygiene currently on the market. With this expert guidance, you'll be prepared to take the NBDHE and address ethical dilemmas in everyday practice. Real-world relevance of concepts helps you apply knowledge to everyday situations. Contributors are renowned leaders in dental hygiene education. Learning Outcomes and Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter provide a detailed list of the concepts to master. A new chapter, "Social Responsibility and Justice," covers timely issues such as access to care and disparities in oral health care. More case studies - 25 total - cover a wide range of situations. The latest information on HIPAA policies is discussed, and the newly revised ADA and ADHA codes of ethics are printed in their entirety.
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List price: $66.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Ethics and Professionalism
The Health Care Provider
The Dental Hygienist
Commercial Model
Guild Model
Interactive Model
Competency in Dental Hygiene
Standards for Clinical Practice
Professional Traits for the Dental Hygienist
Honesty and Integrity
Caring and Compassion
Reliability and Responsibility
Maturity and Self-Analysis
Interpersonal Communication
Tolerance for Others
Respect for Self
Legal Requirements for the Dental Hygienist
Ethical Theory and Philosophy
Moral Development
Theories of Cognitive Moral Development
Male Justice Orientation
Female Ethic of Care
Cognitive Development Theory
Overview of Ethical Theories
Consequentialism or Utilitarian Ethics
Deontology or Nonconsequentialism
Virtue Ethics
Ethical Principles and Values
Ethical Dilemmas
Principle of Nonmaleficence
Application of Nonmaleficence
Principle of Beneficence
Application of Beneficence
Principle of Autonomy
Application of Autonomy
Principle of Justice
Application of Justice
Values and Concepts
Application of Veracity
Informed Consent
Applying Principles and Values
Prima Facie Duties
Other Values Used in Health Care
Social Responsibility and Justice
Disparities in Oral Health Care
Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health
National Institutes of Health Report on Oral Health Disparities
Health Disparities and Professionalism
Ethical Goals in Oral Health Care
Social Justice
Role of the Dental Hygienist
Codes of Ethics
Professional Codes in Health Care
Development of Ethical Codes
Ethical Code for Dental Hygiene
Dental Code
Appendix 5-1
American Dental Hygienists' Association Code of Ethics for Dental Hygienists
Ethical Decision Making in Dental Hygiene and Dentistry
Learning Ethical Decision Making
Ethical Awareness
Ethical Decision-Making Models
Six-Step Decision-Making Model
Ethical Dilemmas for the Dental Hygienist
Solving a Dilemma Using the Ethical Decision-Making Model
Society and the State Dental Practice Act
Statutory Law
Rules and Regulations
The Practice of Dental Hygiene
Licensure Provisions
Scope of Practice
Supervision Requirements
Other Selected Statutory Provisions
Abuse Reporting
Patient Records
Professional Liability Insurance
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification
Self-Referral and Kickbacks
Due Process
Dental Hygienist-Patient Relationship
Legal Framework of the Relationship
Overview of the Legal System
Civil Law
Contract Law
Tort Law
Rights and Responsibilities of the Dental Hygienist and Patient
Legal Actions for Health Care Injuries
Informed Consent
Professional Malpractice
Breach of Contract
Dental Hygienist-Dentist-Employer Relationship
Seeking and Obtaining Employment
Employment Relationship
Employment Laws
Federal Laws Prohibiting Discrimination
State Laws Prohibiting Discrimination
Enforcement of Laws Prohibiting Discrimination
Other Laws Providing Employee Protections
Sexual Harassment
Categories of Harassing Behavior
Protection for the Dental Hygienist
Risk Management
Risk Identification
Risk Reduction
Individual Risk Management
Simulations and Applications
Case Studies, Testlets, and Activities
American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct with Official Advisory Opinions Revised to October 2008
Bibliography and Suggested Readings
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