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Law and Ethics for Health Professions explains how to navigate the numerous legal and ethical issues that health care professionals face every day. Topics are based upon real-world scenarios and dilemmas from a variety of health care practitioners. Through the presentation of Learning Outcomes, Key Terms, From the Perspective of, Ethics Issues, Chapter Reviews, Case Studies, Internet Activities, Court Cases, and Video Vignettes, students learn about legal and ethical problems and situations that health care professions currently face. In the seventh edition, chapters 3 and 8 have been substantially revised to reflect changes in today’s health care world. Students also use critical thinking skills to learn how to resolve real-life situations and theoretical scenarios and to decide how legal and ethical issues are relevant to the health care profession in which they will practice.
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Table of Contents
PART 1 THE FOUNDATIONS OF LAW AND ETHICS Chapter 1 Introduction to Law and Ethics Chapter 2 Making Ethical Decisions Chapter 3 The Health Care Team 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, Security, and Fraud 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