Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Law and Ethics

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/1/2007
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Author Biography

Dean M. Harris is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, and adjunct associate professor in the UNC School of Law. In addition, he serves as adjunct professor in the Department of Health Economics and Management in the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, Beijing, China.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Problems
The Role of Law in the U.S. Healthcare System
Using the Law to Promote Our Policy Goals and Ethical Principlesp. 3
The American Legal Systemp. 13
How to Conduct Legal Researchp. 29
Managing and Regulating the Healthcare System
The Legal Structure and Governance of Healthcare Organizationsp. 41
Government Regulation of Public Health and Healthcare Servicesp. 61
Protecting the Privacy of Medical Informationp. 89
Medical Staff Membership and Clinical Privilegesp. 111
The Law of Government Payment Programs: Medicare, Medicaid, and Fraud and Abusep. 123
Antitrust Law in the Healthcare Fieldp. 157
Patient Care Issues
The Law of Tort Liabilityp. 187
Legal and Ethical Obligations to Provide Carep. 213
Legal and Ethical Issues in Termination or Refusal of Care and Physician-Assisted Suicidep. 235
Human Reproductionp. 263
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Insurance and Managed Care
Selective Contracting with Providersp. 283
Financial Incentives to Provide Less Carep. 297
Controlling Utilization of Healthcare Servicesp. 311
Health Insurance and the Ongoing Effort to Achieve Universal Coveragep. 335
Table of Casesp. 355
Table of Statutesp. 361
Table of Regulationsp. 365
Indexp. 367
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