Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Occupations

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-29
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science
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With balanced coverage of both legal and ethical issues, this text provides a foundation for handling common challenges in everyday practice. Real-life examples and case studies help you apply the books concepts. For easier reading, content is presented in short, concise chunks. Expert author Tonia Aiken shares insights from her years of experience as a nurse, attorney, and public speaker to guide you through issues that may arise in practice, as well as the danger zones in clinical situations that could escalate into conflict or dispute. A user-friendly outline format makes information easy to scan. Objectives for each chapter highlight what you are expected to learn and keep you focused on important information. Summaries at the end of every chapter reinforce essential concepts. Study Questions test your knowledge of the material. Recommended Readings list sources for further research. What If? boxes present ethical dilemmas and help you apply concepts from the book to real-life examples. Updated Case Studies discuss the issues faced in a variety of healthcare settings. A revised Imaging Liability and Litigation chapter describes how society holds healthcare workers accountable in the workplace. Important HIPAA information includes the latest privacy guidelines along with ethical and legal implications. Evolve Resources help you sharpen your skills with additional Case Studies and useful web links.

Table of Contents

Legal Issuesp. 1
The Lawp. 3
Intentional and Quasi-Intentional Tortsp. 17
Professional Liability Insurancep. 41
Informed Consent Issuesp. 59
Documentation and the Allied Health Professionalp. 79
Ethical Issuesp. 99
Legal and Ethical Issues Affecting Educators and Studentsp. 101
Ethical Issues in Health Occupationsp. 117
Common Areas of Liability and Litigationp. 131
Legal and Ethical Considerations in Medical Imagingp. 133
Administrative and Medical Record Liability and Litigationp. 151
Clinical Laboratory Liabilityp. 167
Medical Equipment Liability and Litigationp. 183
Patient Care Liability and Litigationp. 195
Conflict Management and the Healthcare Providerp. 207
Resource Sectionp. 217
The Trial Processp. 221
Glossaryp. 223
Indexp. 233
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