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Law and Ethics for Health Professions,9780073374710

Law and Ethics for Health Professions

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6th
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9780073374710

ISBN10:
0073374717
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/12/2012
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McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Law and Ethics for the Health Care Professions illustrates the numerous legal and ethical issues that health care professionals face every day. The topics are derived from real-life experiences and dilemmas from a variety of health care practitioners. Through the use of Learning Outcomes, Key Terms, Ethics Issues, Chapter Reviews, Case Studies, Internet Activities, Court Cases, and Video Vignettes, students hear from health care practitioners in various locations throughout the United States as they encounter legal and ethical problems and situations. Students will practice critical thinking skills to decide how to resolve the real-life situations or theoretical scenarios, determine why the court made a particular ruling and decide how the issues are relevant to the health care profession they will practice.

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: LAW & ETHICS FOR MEDICAL CAREERS

PART 1 THE FOUNDATIONS OF LAW AND ETHICS

Chapter 1 Introduction to Law and Ethics

Chapter 2 Making Ethical Decisions

Chapter 3 Working in Health Care

Chapter 4 Law, the Courts, and Contracts

CARE PART 2 LEGAL ISSUES FOR WORKING HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

Chapter 5 Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice

Chapter 6 Defenses to Liability Suits

Chapter 7 Medical Records and Informed Consent

Chapter 8 Privacy Law and HIPAA

PART 3 PROFESSIONAL, SOCIAL, AND INTERPERSONAL HEALTH CARE ISSUES

Chapter 9 Physicians’ Public Duties and Responsibilities

Chapter 10 Workplace Legalities

Chapter 11 The Beginning of Life and Childhood

Chapter 12 Death and Dying

Chapter 13 Health Care Trends and Forecasts

Apprendix 1 State Medical Boards

Appendix 2 Health Care Professional Organizations

Appendix 3 Associations for Major Diseases

Glossary

Photo Credits

Court Cases in Alphabetical Order Index

Court Cases by Subject Index

Index



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