Ethics, Jurisprudence, and Practice Management in Dental Hygiene

Ethics, Jurisprudence, and Practice Management in Dental Hygiene

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For courses in Ethics, Jurisprudence as well as Practice Management.Rapid technological advances in dental hygiene services have made it increasingly more feasible for licensed hygienists to practice independently-thus making a solid understanding of ethics and business management not only desirable, but critical. Unique in approach, this innovative text explores-in a single volume- the moral, legal, and administrative challenges dental hygienists are likely to encounter in clinical practice, in an office setting-and the interrelationships between them. The focus throughout is not only on currently available practices and procedures, but on the decision-making process involved in applying them effectively to a given situation.show more

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  • Paperback | 265 pages
  • 179.8 x 233.7 x 14.5mm | 421.85g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130191388
  • 9780130191380

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Moral Reasoning. 2. Ethical Principles and Core Values. 3. Informed Consent. 4. Decision-Making. 5. Jurisprudence. 6. Social Issues. 7. Aspects of Practice Management. 8. The Business of Dental Hygiene. 9. Technology and Dental Hygiene. 10. Seeking the Dental Hygiene Position. 11. Planning for the Future and Career Longevity. Other Selected References. Appendix A. Code of Ethics of American Dental Hygienists' Association. Appendix B. Regional Board Examination Agencies. Appendix C. States Participation in Regional Board Examinations. ppendix D. Permitted Dental Hygiene Functions and Levels of Supervision. Appendix E. Components of a Marketing Plan (Alternative Practice). Appendix F. Interview Tips: The Basics. Appendix G. Sample Interview Questions. Appendix H. Internet Resources. Glossary. Index.show more