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Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition is a concise and practical guide to legal and ethical dilemmas facing healthcare professionals in the real-world today. Thoroughly updated and featuring new case studies, this dynamic text will help students to better understand the issues they will face on the job and the implications in the legal arena. With contemporary topics, real-world examples, and accessible language, this comprehensive text offers students an applied perspective and the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals provides an effective transition from the classroom to the reality of a clinical environment.
Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition provides the reader with a clear understanding of the law and ethics as they relate to health care dilemmas and the proper foundation to make good decisions in the delivery of patient care. The practical application of ethics in the health care setting is accomplished by interspersing the thoughts of great minds through Quotes and the real world of News Clippings, patient experiences through Cases, provider and organizational experiences through Reality Checks. The text concludes with a Summary Case that ties together the information gathered throughout the text. Each chapter includes learning objectives, key terminology, a chapter review, and review questions to assess comprehension.
New to the Fourth Edition
Features new case studies pulled from the news and how they pertain to healthcare ethics
Reviews the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare
Instructor Resources: Lecture Outlines in PowerPoint format, Instructor’s Manual, Sample Syllabus, and a Test Bank.
Student Resources: Access to Navigate 2 Advantage Access online learning materials including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more.
Features & Benefits
The practical application of ethics in the health care setting is accomplished by interspersing the thoughts of great minds through Quotes.
The legal and ethical issues of current health care events are reviewed and explored as News Clippings of actual published editorials are highlighted.
Patient, personal, provider and organisational experiences are shared through Reality Checks.
Legal rulings and summaries are showcased through Case Law examples.
The book concludes with a closet drama that illustrates the real world of human behavior and ties together its contents in one case.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Ethics
Chapter 2 Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas
Chapter 3 End-of-Life Dilemmas
Chapter 4 Health Care Ethics Committee
Chapter 5 Development of Law
Chapter 6 Introduction to Law
Chapter 7 Government Ethics and the Law
Chapter 8 Organisational Ethics and the Law
Chapter 9 Health Care Professionals and Legal–Ethical Issues
Chapter 10 Physician’s Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter 11 Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter 12 Patient Consent
Chapter 13 Patient Abuse
Chapter 14 Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter 15 Summary Case: Search For Truth