Law & Ethics for the Health Professions

Law & Ethics for the Health Professions

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By Karen Judson and Carlene Harrison

  • Copyright: 2013

  • Publication Date: January 12, 2012

  • ISBN 10: 0073374717

  • ISBN 13: 9780073374710

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  • Language: English

  • Imprint: WCB/McGraw-Hill

  • Dimension: 7.9 x 11.5 IN

  • Page Count: 384

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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: LAW & ETHICS FOR MEDICAL CAREERS

PART 1 THE FOUNDATIONS OF LAW AND ETHICS

Chapter 1 Introduction to Law and Ethics

Chapter 2 Making Ethical Decisions

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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: LAW & ETHICS FOR MEDICAL CAREERS

PART 1 THE FOUNDATIONS OF LAW AND ETHICS

Chapter 1 Introduction to Law and Ethics

Chapter 2 Making Ethical Decisions

Chapter 3 Working in Health Care

Chapter 4 Law, the Courts, and Contracts

CARE PART 2 LEGAL ISSUES FOR WORKING HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

Chapter 5 Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice

Chapter 6 Defenses to Liability Suits

Chapter 7 Medical Records and Informed Consent

Chapter 8 Privacy Law and HIPAA

PART 3 PROFESSIONAL, SOCIAL, AND INTERPERSONAL HEALTH CARE ISSUES

Chapter 9 Physicians’ Public Duties and Responsibilities

Chapter 10 Workplace Legalities

Chapter 11 The Beginning of Life and Childhood

Chapter 12 Death and Dying

Chapter 13 Health Care Trends and Forecasts

Apprendix 1 State Medical Boards

Appendix 2 Health Care Professional Organizations

Appendix 3 Associations for Major Diseases

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Court Cases in Alphabetical Order Index

Court Cases by Subject Index

Index

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  • LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learning outcomes describe the basic knowledge you can acquire by studying the Chapter.
  • KEY TERMS: This alphabetic list is of important vocabulary terms found in the Chapter. This is a list of key words that you should be familiar with after reading each chapter. The terms are printed in boldface type when they first appear in the definition of each term.
  • ETHICS ISSUES: This feature at the end of each chapter is based on interviews conducted with ethics counselors within the professional organizations for health care practioners and interviews with bioethics experts. The discussion questions are derived from real-life experiences and ethical dilemmas from a variety of health care practitioners. Read the Ethics Issues and decide how they are relevant to the health care profession you will practice. Answer the discussion questions to help clarify your personal ethical viewpoint concerning each situation.
  • CHAPTER REVIEW: Each chapter review includes Applying Your Knowledge questions that review facts presented and points made in the text. Use these questions to test your comprehension of the material, then review appropriate sections of the text as necessary to reinforce the learning outcomes.
  • CASE STUDIES: Each case study is followed by exercises that allow you to practice your critical thinking skills and use knowledge gained from reading the text to decide how to resolve the real-life situations or theoretical scenarios presented.
  • INTERNET ACTIVITIES: Each activity includes exercises that are designed to increase your knowledge of topics related to the chapter material and to gain expertise in using the Internet as a research tool. Keep a resource notebook to record useful Web sites as they are found. To locate new Web sites, conduct a subject search as needed to help you answer the questions that follow each activity.
  • FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF... This feature illustrates real-life experiences that are related to the text. Each quotes health care practitioners in various locations throughout the United States as they encounter problems or situations relevant to the material discussed in the text. Imagine how you would respond in the same or similar situations and answer the questions at the end of the feature.
  • CHECK YOUR PROGRESS: This feature is a short quiz that allows you to test your comprehension of the material just read. Answer the questions, correct incorrect answers and then review appropriate sections to be sure you understand the material.
  • COURT CASE: Each case summarizes a law suit that illustrates points made in the text. In each case, consider the relevance of the case to your health care specialty area and note the outcome. Determine why the court made its particular ruling. The legal citations at the end of each court case indicate where to find the complete text of a case. "Landmark" cases are those that established ongoing precedent.

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New Features

  • LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learning outcomes describe the basic knowledge you can acquire by studying the Chapter.
  • KEY TERMS: This alphabetic list is of important vocabulary terms found in the Chapter. This is a list of key words that you should be familiar with after reading each chapter. The terms are printed in boldface type when they first appear in the definition of each term.
  • ETHICS ISSUES: This feature at the end of each chapter is based on interviews conducted with ethics counselors within the professional organizations for health care practioners and interviews with bioethics experts. The discussion questions are derived from real-life experiences and ethical dilemmas from a variety of health care practitioners. Read the Ethics Issues and decide how they are relevant to the health care profession you will practice. Answer the discussion questions to help clarify your personal ethical viewpoint concerning each situation.
  • CHAPTER REVIEW: Each chapter review includes Applying Your Knowledge questions that review facts presented and points made in the text. Use these questions to test your comprehension of the material, then review appropriate sections of the text as necessary to reinforce the learning outcomes.
  • CASE STUDIES: Each case study is followed by exercises that allow you to practice your critical thinking skills and use knowledge gained from reading the text to decide how to resolve the real-life situations or theoretical scenarios presented.
  • INTERNET ACTIVITIES: Each activity includes exercises that are designed to increase your knowledge of topics related to the chapter material and to gain expertise in using the Internet as a research tool. Keep a resource notebook to record useful Web sites as they are found. To locate new Web sites, conduct a subject search as needed to help you answer the questions that follow each activity.
  • FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF... This feature illustrates real-life experiences that are related to the text. Each quotes health care practitioners in various locations throughout the United States as they encounter problems or situations relevant to the material discussed in the text. Imagine how you would respond in the same or similar situations and answer the questions at the end of the feature.
  • CHECK YOUR PROGRESS: This feature is a short quiz that allows you to test your comprehension of the material just read. Answer the questions, correct incorrect answers and then review appropriate sections to be sure you understand the material.
  • COURT CASE: Each case summarizes a law suit that illustrates points made in the text. In each case, consider the relevance of the case to your health care specialty area and note the outcome. Determine why the court made its particular ruling. The legal citations at the end of each court case indicate where to find the complete text of a case. "Landmark" cases are those that established ongoing precedent.

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About the Authors

Karen Judson

Karen Judson, BS
Karen Judson taught biology laboratories at Black Hills University in Spearfish, South
Dakota; high school sciences in Idaho; and grades one and three in Washington state. She is
also a former laboratory and X-ray technician and completed two years of nurse’s training
while completing a degree in biology.
Judson has worked as a science writer since 1983. She has written relationship, family, and
psychology articles for a variety of magazines, including a series of high school classroom
magazines, making a total of 500 articles published. Judson writes science and relationship
books for teenagers (Enslow and Marshall Cavendish publishers). Her book for teens, Sports &
Money: It’s a Sell Out, made the New York City Public Library’s list of best books for teens in
1995. Her book for teens, Genetic Engineering, was chosen by the National Science Teachers’
Association as one of the best science books for children in 2001 and was featured on the
NSTA Web site.

Carlene Harrison

Carlene Harrison, EdD, CMA (AAMA)
Carlene Harrison is Dean of the School of Allied Health at Hodges University and is also
Program Director for the Master of Health Services Administration and Graduate Certificate
in Health Informatics. She has been a member of the faculty at Hodges University since 1992,
but came on board full time in 2000, serving first as Chair of the Medical Assisting Program.
As Dean of the School of Allied Health, she has overall responsibility for the following
degree programs: Health Services Administration, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Assisting,
Health Information Management, and Physical Therapist Assistant. Her doctorate is from
Argosy University. Her dissertation research looked at improvement in critical thinking in
adult learners.
Before becoming a full-time educator, Dr. Harrison worked for over 20 years in the health
care field as an administrator. Employed mostly in the outpatient setting, she has worked in
the for-profit, not-for-profit, and public health sectors.