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Medical Law and Ethics

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780132559225

ISBN10:
0132559226
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/29/2010
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

This is a complete, accessible, and up-to-date guide to the law and ethics of healthcare. Written for health professionals of all kinds not lawyers MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS, 4/ecovers the full spectrum of topics that affect practice. Fully updated coverage includes: the legal system, professional liability and medical malpractice, physicianrs"s responsibilities, medical records, ethical and bioethical issues, and current regulations. Actual legal cases illuminate subjects ranging from patient confidentiality and abortion to death and dying. Exclusive Med Tips provide quick scenarios and guidance about law and ethics. Each chapter contains glossary terms, exercises, and an actual case; appendices provide current sample codes of ethics.

Table of Contents

1.         Introduction to Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics

 

PART I. THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT

2.         The Legal System

3.         Importance of the Legal System for the Physician and the Health Care Professional

 

PART II. THE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT

4.         Today’s Health Care Environment

5.         The Physician-Patient Relationship

6.         Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice

7.         Public Duties of the Physician and the Health Care Professional

8.         Workplace Law and Ethics

9.         The Medical Record

10.       Patient Confidentiality and HIPAA

 

PART III. MEDICAL ETHICS

10.       Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Medicine

11.       Ethical Issues Relating to Life

12.       Death and Dying



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