9780135027998

Health Law and Medical Ethics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135027998

  • ISBN10:

    0135027993

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Conversational, relevant, and engaging, HEALTH LAW AND MEDICAL ETHICS, 1/e is today's most effective introduction to health law and medical ethics. The only book of its kind, it combines a visual, engaging, and modern design with scrupulous accuracy about the law, reflecting the author's experience as a professional attorney. It addresses the most recent trends in law and ethics, treating both areas with equal depth and insight, and demonstrating their deep interconnections. Coverage includes: how the law works; responsibilities of healthcare professionals; medical records, insurance, torts, and negligence; ethical decision-making; the beginning and end of life; bioethics; the future of healthcare, issues associated with diversity, and much more. Pedagogical features include many case studies and case analyses, Legal Alert and ;Concept Application ; boxes, discussion questions, and a glossary.

Table of Contents

PART 1: HEALTH LAW

 

Section A. The Law

1. Introduction to Law

2. How the Law Works

 

Section B. The Law of Healthcare

3. Working in the Healthcare Profession

4. Medical Records and Insurance

5. Privacy and Confidentiality

6. Torts and Negligence

7. Professional Responsibilities

 

PART 2. MEDICAL ETHICS

 

Section C. Introduction to Ethics

8. Introduction to Ethics

9. Ethical Decision Making

 

Section D. The Ethics of Medicine

10. The Beginning of Life

11. Death and Dying

12. Uniqueness and Diversity

13. Bioethics

14. The Future of Healthcare

 

Glossary

Appendix A

 

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