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Written with an emphasis on real-world situations that you'll encounter on a regular basis in dental hygiene, this complete reference is divided into three sections: ethics, law, and simulations and applications. You can apply your knowledge with plenty of case studies and activities based on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). Plus, appendixes with the recently revised American Dental Association (ADA) and American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) codes of ethics make this the most up-to-date ethics book for dental hygiene available.

Table of Contents

Ethics and Professionalismp. 3
The Health Care Providerp. 5
The Dental Hygienistp. 7
Professionalismp. 8
Commercial Modelp. 8
Guild Modelp. 9
Interactive Modelp. 9
Competency in Dental Hygienep. 10
Standards for Clinical Practicep. 13
Professional Traits for the Dental Hygienistp. 14
Honesty and Integrityp. 14
Caring and Compassionp. 16
Reliability and Responsibilityp. 16
Maturity and Self-Analysisp. 17
Loyaltyp. 17
Interpersonal Communicationp. 18
Tolerance for Othersp. 18
Respect for Selfp. 18
Legal Requirements for the Dental Hygienistp. 18
Summaryp. 20
Ethical Theory and Philosophyp. 23
Moral Developmentp. 24
Theories of Cognitive Moral Developmentp. 25
Male Justice Orientationp. 25
Female Ethic of Carep. 27
Cognitive Development Theoryp. 28
Characterp. 28
Overview of Ethical Theoriesp. 30
Consequentialism or Utilitarian Ethicsp. 30
Deontology or Nonconsequentialismp. 32
Virtue Ethicsp. 34
Summaryp. 36
Ethical Principles and Valuesp. 39
Ethical Dilemmasp. 40
Principle of Nonmaleficencep. 41
Application of Nonmaleficencep. 42
Principle of Beneficencep. 43
Application of Beneficencep. 43
Principle of Autonomyp. 44
Application of Autonomyp. 44
Principle of Justicep. 45
Application of Justicep. 46
Values and Conceptsp. 46
Paternalismp. 47
Veracityp. 48
Application of Veracityp. 48
Informed Consentp. 49
Confidentialityp. 50
Applying Principles and Valuesp. 51
Prima Facie Dutiesp. 51
Other Values Used in Health Carep. 52
Summaryp. 53
Social Responsibility and Justicep. 55
Disparities in Oral Health Carep. 56
Surgeon General's Report on Oral Healthp. 56
National Institutes of Health Report on Oral Health Disparitiesp. 57
Health Disparities and Professionalismp. 58
Ethical Goals in Oral Health Carep. 59
Social Justicep. 60
Role of the Dental Hygienistp. 60
Summaryp. 61
Codes of Ethicsp. 65
Professional Codes in Health Carep. 66
Development of Ethical Codesp. 68
Ethical Code for Dental Hygienep. 70
Dental Codep. 71
Summaryp. 73
Appendix 5-1
American Dental Hygienists' Association Code of Ethics for Dental Hygienistsp. 75
Ethical Decision Making in Dental Hygiene and Dentistryp. 83
Learning Ethical Decision Makingp. 84
Ethical Awarenessp. 85
Ethical Decision-Making Modelsp. 86
Six-Step Decision-Making Modelp. 88
Ethical Dilemmas for the Dental Hygienistp. 90
Solving a Dilemma Using the Ethical Decision-Making Modelp. 92
Summaryp. 96
Society and the State Dental Practice Actp. 99
Statutory Lawp. 100
Rules and Regulationsp. 103
The Practice of Dental Hygienep. 104
Licensure Provisionsp. 104
Scope of Practicep. 110
Supervision Requirementsp. 112
Other Selected Statutory Provisionsp. 114
Abuse Reportingp. 114
Patient Recordsp. 116
Professional Liability Insurancep. 116
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificationp. 117
Self-Referral and Kickbacksp. 117
Due Processp. 117
Summaryp. 118
Dental Hygienist-Patient Relationshipp. 119
Legal Framework of the Relationshipp. 122
Overview of the Legal Systemp. 122
Civil Lawp. 123
Contract Lawp. 123
Tort Lawp. 124
Rights and Responsibilities of the Dental Hygienist and Patientp. 125
Legal Actions for Health Care Injuriesp. 127
Informed Consentp. 128
Professional Malpracticep. 133
Breach of Contractp. 136
Summaryp. 137
Dental Hygienist-Dentist-Employer Relationshipp. 139
Seeking and Obtaining Employmentp. 140
Employment Relationshipp. 142
Employment Lawsp. 143
Federal Laws Prohibiting Discriminationp. 143
State Laws Prohibiting Discriminationp. 146
Enforcement of Laws Prohibiting Discriminationp. 146
Other Laws Providing Employee Protectionsp. 146
Sexual Harassmentp. 149
Categories of Harassing Behaviorp. 150
Protection for the Dental Hygienistp. 151
Summaryp. 152
Risk Managementp. 153
Risk Identificationp. 155
Risk Reductionp. 157
Documentationp. 157
Communicationp. 160
Individual Risk Managementp. 163
Summaryp. 164
Simulations and Applications
Case Studies, Testlets, and Activitiesp. 169
American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct with Official Advisory Opinions Revised to October 2008p. 203
Bibliography and Suggested Readingsp. 231
Glossaryp. 237
Indexp. 243
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