Medical Law and Ethics, 6th edition
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For courses in medical law or ethics in programs for nurses, medical assistants, and other allied health care professionals.
A plain-language guide to the law and ethics of healthcare
Medical Law and Ethics examines the essentials of pertinent laws and the ethical demands of healthcare professions. Clear and readable, the text helps students identify the ethical norms they will adhere to in their chosen field. Real legal cases and stimulating exercises challenge learners to envision their responses to legal and ethical dilemmas in healthcare today. The 6th edition covers issues of increasing concern in hospitals and medical offices, including the opioid crisis in the US, electronic recordkeeping, and the needs of elderly and handicapped populations.
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Table of contents
1. Introduction to Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics
PART 1: THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT
2. The Legal System
3. Essentials of the Legal System for Health Care Professionals
4. Working in Today’s Health Care Market
PART 2: THE HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT
5. The Physician—Patient Relationship
6. Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice
7. Public Duties of the Health Care Professional
8. Workplace Law and Ethics
9. The Medical Record
10. Patient Confidentiality and HIPAA
PART 3: MEDICAL ETHICS
11. Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Medicine
12. Ethical Issues Relating to Life
13. Death and Dying
14. Trends in Health Care
A. Codes of Ethics
B. Case Citations
Published by Pearson (September 12th 2019) - Copyright © 2020