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Rev. ed. of: Medical law, ethics, and bioethics for the health professions. 6th ed. c2002.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Basicsp. 1
Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethicsp. 2
Lawp. 3
Ethicsp. 3
Bioethicsp. 4
Comparing Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethicsp. 4
The Importance of Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethicsp. 5
Today's Health-Care Climatep. 6
Ethical Issues in Modern Medicinep. 7
Codes of Ethicsp. 7
Applying Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics as a Professional Health-Care Employeep. 10
You Must Decidep. 11
Summaryp. 11
Medical Practice Managementp. 14
Sole Proprietorsp. 16
Advantages of Sole Proprietorshipsp. 17
Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorshipsp. 17
Considerations for the Health-Care Employeep. 17
Partnershipsp. 18
Advantages of Partnershipsp. 18
Disadvantages of Partnershipsp. 19
Considerations for the Health-Care Employeep. 19
Professional Service Corporationsp. 19
Advantages of Professional Service Corporationsp. 19
Disadvantages of Professional Service Corporationsp. 20
Considerations for the Health-Care Employeep. 20
Group Practicesp. 21
Advantages of Group Practicep. 21
Disadvantages of Group Practicep. 22
Considerations for the Health-Care Employeep. 22
Health Maintenance Organizationsp. 22
Managed Carep. 22
Other Business Arrangementsp. 25
Joint Venturesp. 25
Preferred Provider Organizationsp. 26
General Liabilityp. 27
Business Licensep. 27
Buildingp. 27
Automobilep. 27
Fire, Theft, and Burglaryp. 27
Employee Safetyp. 28
Bondingp. 28
Responsibilities to Employeesp. 28
Summaryp. 28
The Health-Care Team in the Ambulatory Settingp. 31
The Health-Care Teamp. 33
Administrative Team Membersp. 34
Accreditation of Medical Assistant Programsp. 36
Clinical Support Team Membersp. 37
Health-Care Providersp. 38
Considerations for Ambulatory Care Employeesp. 39
Scope of Practicep. 40
Summaryp. 41
Law, Liability, and Dutiesp. 45
State and Federal Regulationsp. 46
Licensure (MDs and DOs)p. 48
License Renewalp. 48
License Revocation and Suspensionp. 48
Prescriptionsp. 49
Transmission of Prescriptionsp. 49
Understanding Narcotic and Non-Narcotic Prescriptionsp. 50
Non-Narcotic Prescriptionsp. 50
Narcoticsp. 51
Controlled Substances Actp. 51
Drug Schedulesp. 51
Substance Abusep. 53
Drug Abusep. 53
Alcohol Abusep. 54
Prevention of Substance Abusep. 54
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Actp. 55
Confidentialityp. 56
Healthcare Reform Act of 2010p. 57
Summaryp. 58
Professional Liabilityp. 61
Professional Liabilityp. 62
Contractsp. 63
Breach of Contractp. 64
Abandonmentp. 64
Standard of Carep. 66
Professional Negligence or Malpracticep. 66
The Four Ds of Medical Negligencep. 67
Tortsp. 67
Intentional Tortsp. 68
Unintentional Torts or Malpracticep. 68
Doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquiturp. 68
Doctrine of Respondeat Superiorp. 69
Professional Liability/Malpractice Insurancep. 70
Cost of Professional Liability Insurancep. 70
Alternatives to Litigationp. 71
Risk Management and Compliance Plansp. 71
Risk Management Within the Ambulatory Health-Care Settingp. 72
Summaryp. 73
Law for Health Professionalsp. 76
Sources of Lawp. 78
Types of Lawp. 78
Civil and Criminal Lawp. 79
Civil Lawp. 79
Criminal Lawp. 80
Types of Courtp. 84
Federal Courtp. 84
State Courtp. 85
Probate Courtp. 85
Small Claims Courtp. 87
Subpoenasp. 87
The Trial Processp. 88
Expert Witnessp. 88
Statute of Limitationsp. 89
Summaryp. 90
Public Dutiesp. 92
Reporting Requirementsp. 93
Births and Deathsp. 94
Birth Certificatesp. 94
Death Certificatesp. 94
Notifiable Diseasesp. 95
Childhood and Adolescent Vaccinationsp. 96
Notifiable or Reportable Injuryp. 98
Abusep. 98
Child Abusep. 99
Intimate Partner Violencep. 100
Rapep. 100
Elder Abusep. 101
Evidencep. 102
Summaryp. 104
Consentp. 108
Implied and Expressed Consentp. 109
Informed and Uninformed Consentp. 110
The Doctrine of Informed Consentp. 111
Problems in Consentp. 112
Implementing Consentp. 114
Inadequacy of Conventional Consent Formsp. 114
Improving the Consent Processp. 114
Summaryp. 118
Workplace Issuesp. 121
Medical Recordsp. 122
Purposep. 123
Medical Record Creation and Contentp. 124
Documentationp. 124
Problem-Oriented Medical Recordsp. 125
Electronic Medical Recordsp. 126
Legal Aspects of the Medical Recordp. 129
Confidentialityp. 129
Release of Informationp. 130
Errors in Medical Recordsp. 130
Subpoenasp. 132
Telecommunicationsp. 132
Electronic Mailp. 132
Fax Machinesp. 133
Ownership of Medical Recordsp. 134
Storage of Medical Recordsp. 134
Retention of Medical Recordsp. 135
Destruction of Medical Recordsp. 135
Summaryp. 135
Reimbursement and Collection Practicesp. 138
Compliance Planp. 140
How Providers Are Paidp. 140
Private Payp. 140
Third Party Payersp. 140
Other Payersp. 142
Clients' Responsibility for Reimbursementp. 142
Laws for Reimbursement and Collectionsp. 143
Truth in Lending Actp. 143
Equal Credit Opportunity Actp. 143
Fair Credit Billing Actp. 143
Fair Debt Collections Practices Actp. 143
Federal Wage Garnishing Lawp. 143
Tax Equity Fiscal Responsibility Actp. 144
Stark I, II, and III Regulationsp. 144
Deficit Reduction Actp. 144
Civil Monetary Penalties Actp. 144
Enforcement of the Lawsp. 144
Collection Guidelinesp. 145
Collection Do'sp. 146
Collection Don'tsp. 146
Collection Problemsp. 147
Collection Agenciesp. 147
Reimbursement Attitudesp. 148
Ethical Implicationsp. 148
Summaryp. 149
Employment Practicesp. 152
Hiring Employeesp. 153
Policy and Procedure Manualp. 154
Personnel Policiesp. 154
Clinic Hours and Workweek Schedulep. 154
Job Descriptionsp. 155
Benefits and Compensationp. 155
The Employment Processp. 156
Locating Employeesp. 156
Interviewing Candidatesp. 156
Selecting Employeesp. 157
Evaluating Employeesp. 158
Employee Dismissalp. 159
When Employees Choose to Leavep. 159
Retaining Employeesp. 159
Family and Medical Leave Actp. 161
Sexual Harassmentp. 161
Occupational Safety and Health Actp. 162
Americans With Disabilities Actp. 163
Summaryp. 164
A Cultural Perspective for Health Professionalsp. 167
Understanding Cultural Diversityp. 168
Components of Cultural Diversityp. 170
Establishing a New Culture in Health Carep. 173
Evaluating Selfp. 175
Cross-Cultural Communicationp. 175
Summaryp. 175
Bioethical Issuesp. 179
Allocation of Scarce Medical Resourcesp. 180
Allocation and Access in Today's Health-Care Environmentp. 181
Influence of Politics, Economics, and Ethics on Health Carep. 182
Health-Care Legislationp. 183
Macroallocation and Microallocationp. 183
Systems for Decision Makingp. 185
System Ip. 185
System IIp. 185
How Would You Decide?p. 186
Allocation of Resourcesp. 186
Summaryp. 187
Genetic Engineeringp. 190
Genetic Advancesp. 192
Genetically Informed Medicinep. 193
Genetic Screening and Testingp. 193
Carrier Screeningp. 194
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosisp. 194
Prenatal Diagnostic Testingp. 194
Newborn Genetic Screeningp. 194
Presymptom Genetic Testingp. 195
Forensic Identity Genetic Testingp. 195
Genetic Counselingp. 195
Genetic Discriminationp. 196
Gene Therapyp. 196
Stem Cell Researchp. 197
Types of Cell Tissuesp. 197
Fetal Tissue Researchp. 199
Tissue and Organ Engineeringp. 200
Reproductive Cloningp. 200
Legal and Ethical Implications of Tissue Cell Researchp. 200
Considerations for Health Professionalsp. 201
Summaryp. 201
Reproductive Issuesp. 204
Reproductive Issues and Rights of Womenp. 205
Female Genital Mutilationp. 205
Contraceptionp. 206
Emergency Contraceptionp. 207
Sterilizationp. 207
Abortionp. 208
Fetal Developmentp. 209
When Does Life Begin?p. 210
Methods of Abortionp. 210
Antiabortion Terrorismp. 211
Global Gag Rulep. 212
Assisted Reproductionp. 212
Artificial Inseminationp. 212
In Vitro Fertilizationp. 213
Surrogacyp. 213
Access to Reproductive Health Servicesp. 214
Legal and Ethical Implications of Reproductive Issuesp. 215
Female Genital Mutilationp. 215
Contraceptionp. 215
Abortionp. 215
Antiabortion Terrorismp. 218
Assisted Reproductionp. 218
Artificial Insemination by Husband and Articial Insemination by Donorp. 219
In Vitro Fertilizationp. 219
Surrogacyp. 220
Protocol for Health Professionalsp. 221
Summaryp. 221
End of Life Issuesp. 225
Choices in Lifep. 228
Living Wills, Advance Directives, and the Patient Self-Determination Actp. 228
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Carep. 229
National Registryp. 231
Choices in Dyingp. 231
Suffering in Dyingp. 232
Use of Medicationsp. 233
Psychological Aspects of Dyingp. 233
Physiological Aspects of Dyingp. 234
Hospicep. 235
Stages of Griefp. 235
Denialp. 235
Angerp. 235
Bargainingp. 236
Depressionp. 236
Acceptancep. 236
Legal Definitions of Deathp. 236
Legal Implicationsp. 237
Ethical Considerationsp. 238
Cultural Viewsp. 239
Assisted Deathp. 239
Uniform Anatomical Gift Actp. 241
Autopsyp. 242
Priority Authorization for Autopsyp. 242
Role of Health Professionalsp. 242
Summaryp. 243
Special Sectionp. 246
Have A Care!p. 246
Appendixp. 250
Appendix Ip. 250
Codes of Ethicsp. 250
The Hippocratic Oathp. 250
American Association of Medical Assistantsp. 251
Principles of Medical Ethicsp. 252
Appendix IIp. 253
Sample Documents for Choices About Health Care, Life, and Deathp. 253
Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directivep. 253
Organ Donation Formp. 258
Organ Donation Cardp. 259
Index of Resourcesp. 260
Indexp. 263
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