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Medical Law and Ethics

Medical Law and Ethics - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0135129043

Cover of Medical Law and Ethics 3RD 09 (ISBN 978-0135129043)
ISBN13: 978-0135129043
ISBN10: 0135129044

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

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Medical Law and Ethics - 3RD 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0135129043

Bonnie F. Fremgen

ISBN13: 978-0135129043
ISBN10: 0135129044

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

This bestseller presents a wealth of timely information on the legal and ethical principles in healthcare. Noted for its straightforward style in which it acquaints readers with essential information, the book examines topics such as the patient/physician relationship, professional liability, medical malpractice prevention, the medical record, confidentiality, bioethical issues, and HIPAA. Completely revised in a new 3rd edition, this overview of medical law and ethics is written in straightforward language fornon-lawyerhealthcare professionals. It is designed to help them better understand their ethical obligation to themselves, their patients, and their employer. Features of the new edition include: full-color images illustrate concepts and provide a dynamic reader experience; integrated case studies illustrate real-world examples of legal issues and principles in actual medical settings; and actual legal citations are highlighted throughout the text to assist with in-depth research.

Table of Contents

Chapter1 Introduction to Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics Why Study Law, Ethics, and Bioethics? Medical Law Ethics Models for Examining Ethical Dilemmas What Ethics Is Not Bioethics Part I The Legal Environment

Chapter 2 The Legal System The Legal System Sources of Law Classification of Laws The Court System The Trial Process

Chapter 3 Importance of the Legal System for the Physician Medical Practice Acts Licensure of the Physician Licensure and Certification of Allied Health Professionals Standard of Care Confidentiality Statute of Limitations Good Samaritan Laws Respondeat Superior Risk Management

Chapter 4 Medical Practice and Allied Health Professionals Todayrsquo;s Health Care Environment Types of Medical Practice The Ethics of Fee Splitting Medical Specialty Boards Allied Health Professionals Part II The Health Care Environment

Chapter 5 The Physician-Patient Relationship The Physician-Patient Relationship Physicianrsquo;s Rights Physicianrsquo;s Responsibilities Professional Practice Responsibilities Patientsrsquo; Rights Rights of Minors Patientsrsquo; Responsibilities Role of the Health Care Consumer

Chapter 6 Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice Professional Negligence and Medical Malpractice The Tort of Negligence Defense to Malpractice Suits Professional Liability Arbitration Liability of Other Health Professionals Malpractice Prevention

Chapter 7 Public Duties of the Physician Public Health Records and Vital Statistics Controlled Substances Act and Regulations Protection of the Employee and the Environment

Chapter 8 Workplace Law and Ethics Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Discrimination Employee Health and Safety Compensation and Benefits Regulations