NEW! The test bank for the Seventh Edition been entirely updated by the authors to better assess students’ understanding of the content.
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 practitioners and interviews with bioethics experts. The discussion questions are derived from real-life experiences and ethical dilemmas and will help students clarify their personal ethical viewpoint concerning each situation.
CHAPTER REVIEW: Each chapter review includes Applying Your Knowledge questions that evaluate students’ understanding of important chapter concepts and reinforce the learning outcomes.
CASE STUDIES: Each case study is presented to help students practice critical thinking skills and use knowledge gained from the chapter to decide how to resolve the real-life situations or theoretical scenarios presented.
INTERNET ACTIVITIES: Each activity includes exercises that are designed to increase knowledge about 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 opens each chapter with a real-life experience related to the main topic of the chapter. Health care practitioners in various locations throughout the United States describe problems or situations they encounter relevant to the material discussed in the chapter.
CHECK YOUR PROGRESS: Presented throughout the chapter to allow students to test their comprehension on sections of the chapter as they progress through it.
COURT CASE: Each case summarizes a law suit that illustrates points made in the chapter. Students are encouraged to determine why the court made its particular ruling and to consider the relevance of the case to their health care specialty area. 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.
Each chapter offers an engaging video. Here are a few exmaple: CH 1:Cousin of a medical professional asks for drug samples. CH 2:Medical assistant is tempted to look at her boyfriend's boss's file and disclose the contents. CH 3:Medical professional decides whether to skip wearing gloves to expedite treatment.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: The learning outcomes describe the basic knowledge that should be acquired by studying the Chapter.