Health Law and Medical Ethics : 9780135027998

Health Law and Medical Ethics

Allen
 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9780135027998
ISBN 10
 
0135027993
Published
 
27/12/2011
Published by
 
Pages
 
272
Format
 
Out of stock
 
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Description

For courses in health law and medical ethics in any healthcare professional program, including dental, physician, nursing, nursing or physician’s assistant, occupational or physical therapy, radiology technologist, respiratory or surgical technologist, and other fields.

 

Conversational, relevant, and engaging, this is today’s most effective introduction to health law and medical ethics. The only book of its kind, it combines a visual, engaging, and modern design with scrupulous accuracy about the law, reflecting the author’s experience as a legal professional. It addresses the most recent trends in law and ethics, treating both areas with equal depth and insight, and demonstrating their deep interconnections. Coverage includes: how the law works; responsibilities of healthcare professionals; medical records, insurance, torts, and negligence; ethical decision-making; the beginning and end of life; bioethics; the future of healthcare, issues associated with diversity, and much more. Pedagogical features include many case studies and case analyses, Legal Alert and “Concept Application” boxes, discussion questions, and a glossary.

Table of contents

PART 1: HEALTH LAW

 

Section A. The Law

1. Introduction to Law

2. How the Law Works

 

Section B. The Law of Healthcare

3. Working in the Healthcare Profession

4. Medical Records and Insurance

5. Privacy and Confidentiality

6. Torts and Negligence

7. Professional Responsibilities

 

PART 2. MEDICAL ETHICS

 

Section C. Introduction to Ethics

8. Introduction to Ethics

9. Ethical Decision Making

 

Section D. The Ethics of Medicine

10. The Beginning of Life

11. Death and Dying

12. Uniqueness and Diversity

13. Bioethics

14. The Future of Healthcare

 

Glossary

Appendix A

 

Features & benefits

For courses in health law and medical ethics in any healthcare professional program, including dental, physician, nursing, nursing or physician’s assistant, occupational or physical therapy, radiology technologist, respiratory or surgical technologist, and other fields.

 

Conversational, relevant, and engaging, this is today’s most effective introduction to health law and medical ethics. The only book of its kind, it combines a visual, engaging, and modern design with scrupulous accuracy about the law, reflecting the author’s experience as a legal professional. It addresses the most recent trends in law and ethics, treating both areas with equal depth and insight, and demonstrating their deep interconnections. Coverage includes: how the law works; responsibilities of healthcare professionals; medical records, insurance, torts, and negligence; ethical decision-making; the beginning and end of life; bioethics; the future of healthcare, issues associated with diversity, and much more. Pedagogical features include many case studies and case analyses, Legal Alert and “Concept Application” boxes, discussion questions, and a glossary.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Accurate about the law. Reflects the author’s experience and training as an attorney, as well as his work in the healthcare professions.

 

Useful to students in all healthcare professions and programs. Includes coverage applicable to medical assistants, nurses, and students in virtually any allied health program.

 

Gives students equally deep insight into both law and ethics, as well as the links between them. Treats both law and ethics in extensive sections of their own, with “The Law of Ethics/The Ethics of Law” sections that demonstrate the tight interconnections between them.

 

Shows students how concepts and theory connect to real-world practice. Contains 44 actual court cases and ethical case studies, plus additional opportunities for case analysis that put students “in the shoes” of working professionals and illuminate the types of issues practitioners actually encounter.

 

Helps students understand subtle connections between diverse concepts in the law and ethics. Includes “Concept Connection” sections that demonstrate how concepts link with each other, and deepen students’ understanding of why each of these ideas is so important. (For example, coverage of medical record retention is linked to coverage of Statutes of Limitations for each state.)

 

Promotes deeper engagement and in-class discussion. Contains provocative end-of-chapter discussion questions addressing hot-button issues such as: Can pain and suffering be quantified? If so, how?

 

Ensures that students recognize areas of significant legal risk. Contains Legal Alert sections identifying situations where healthcare professionals may inadvertently place themselves at legal risk, and presents accurate advice about what to do, what not to do, or how to find reliable advice.  

 

Helps students overcome any misconceptions or sense of intimidation about the law. Demystifies legal principles, presenting them in plain English and calling specific attention to misconceptions and fears that many non-lawyers have about the law.

 

Involves students from the very beginning each chapter. Opens each chapter with an introductory question formulated from the typical questions students have repeatedly asked in health law courses, offering an ideal starting point for new information and discussion.

 

Helps students understand the unique issues presented by their own state’s laws. “Understanding Your State” features point out crucial nuances associated with important state laws applying to healthcare. For instance, unlike other texts, this text contains extensive and up-to-date coverage of Safe Haven laws protecting individuals who surrender abandoned children.

 

Gives students the benefit of insights from many healthcare professionals working in the field. Contains many summaries of interviews with healthcare professionals explaining how the law impacts them, and how they ensure compliance. For example, includes an extensive discussion with a medical records technician responsible for complying with a wide range of privacy, reimbursement, and regulatory requirements.

 

Helps make students comfortable with legal terminology. For example, starts each chapter with a Latin phrase widely used in law, and explains that phrase.