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Designed to provide learners with a foundation in medical law and ethics, this book uses case studies from actual legal procedures to illustrate key points of law, interpretation of statutes, as well as ethical dilemmas. This newly revised edition helps the medical office professional interact with the legal profession, recognize when they need legal advice, and protect their employers from medical malpractice complaints. In addition to understanding their rights as an employee, the rights of the patient are explored, as well.
Myrtle Flight, J.D., M.Ed., C.M.A.: Former Assistant Director Blue Hills Regional Technical School; Adjunct Faculty Massasoit Community College and Northeastern University; Member of the Massachusetts Bar
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1: Fromt Examining Room to Courtroom|
|Chapter 2: Functioning Within the Legal System|
|Chapter 3: Intent Makes the Difference|
|Chapter 4: Your Words May Form a Contract|
|Chapter 5: Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case|
|Chapter 6: Health Care Is Big Business|
|Chapter 7: Tne Medical Record: The Medical Assistant's Responsibilty|
|Chapter 8: Introduction to Ethics|
|Chapter 9: Privacy, Confidentiality, Privledged Communication: A Nexus of Law and Ethics|
|Chapter 10: Birth and the Beginning of Life|
|Chapter 11: Professional Ethics and the Living|
|Chapter 12: Ethics: Death and Dying|