Law & Ethics for Medical Careers

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-07
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science Engineering
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Law and Ethics for Medical Careers, Fifth Edition, provides an overview of the laws and ethics you should know to help you give competent, compassionate care to patients that is within acceptable legal and ethical boundaries. The text can also serve as a guide to help you resolve the many legal and ethical questions you may reasonably expect to face as a student and, later, as a health care practitioner. The text features pertinent legal cases, anecdotes, and sidebars related to health-related careers. Content has been updated and special attention has been paid to legislation affecting health care..

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Foundations of Law and Ethics

1 Introduction to Law and Ethics

2 Working in Health Care

3 Law, the Courts, and Contracts

Part 2 Legal Issues for Working Health Care Practitioners

4 Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice

5 Defenses to Liability Suits

6 Medical Records and Informed Consent

7 Privacy Law and HIPAA

Part 3 Professional, Social, and Interpersonal Health Care Issues

8 Physicians' Public Duties and Responsibilities

9 Workplace Legalities

10 The Beginning of Life and Childhood

11 Death and Dying

12 Health Care Trends and Forecasts

Appendix 1 State Medical Boards

Appendix 2 Health Care Professional Organizations

Appendix 3 Associations for Major Diseases


Court Cases Index


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