9780073513836

Law & Ethics for Health Professions

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073513836

  • ISBN10:

    0073513830

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/5/2015
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

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. Law & Ethics is available with McGraw-Hill Education’s revolutionary adaptive learning technology, LearnSmart and SmartBook! You can study smarter, spending your valuable time on topics you don’t know and less time on the topics you have already mastered. Join the learning revolution and achieve the success you deserve today!

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

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