Law, Liability and Ethics for the Medical Office Professional

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-12-08
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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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.

Author Biography

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

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