Medical Law and Ethics

Medical Law and Ethics

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For courses in Healthcare Ethics. Having a balanced understanding of legal and ethical concepts and applying them to a multitude of real-life clinical and administrative situations is essential to any health professional. This text provides this balance by helping health professionals understand both the intention as well as the realities of the law. All the while, preparing them for the major ethical considerations and dilemmas they may encounter. Written in a straightforward manner aimed at health professionals in a variety of settings, this book introduces the reader to many topics affecting health care today such as the legal system, patient/physician relationship, professional liability and malpractice prevention, confidentiality, physician's public duties, medical records, and bioethical issues. Through this introduction healthcare professionals will better understand the ethical obligations to the patient, the employer, and more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 172.7 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 498.96g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131177087
  • 9780131177086

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics. PART I. THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT. 2. The Legal System. 3. Importance of the Legal System for the Physician. PART II. THE HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT. 4. Medical Practice and Allied Health Professionals. 5. The Physician-Patient Relationship. 6. Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice. 7. Public Duties of the Physician. 8. Federal Regulations Affecting the Medical Professional. 9. The Medical Record. 10. Confidentiality in Medical Practice. PART III. MEDICAL ETHICS. 11. Ethic and Bioethic Issues in Medicine. 12. Ethical Issues Relating to Life. 13. Death and Dying. APPENDIX. GLOSSARY. more

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