ISBN-10:
0073402060
ISBN-13:
9780073402062
Pub. Date:
01/07/2009
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Law & Ethics for Medical Careers / Edition 5

Law & Ethics for Medical Careers / Edition 5

by Karen Judson, Carlene HarrisonKaren Judson
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Overview

Law and Ethics for Medical Careers, Fifth Edition, provides an overview of the laws and ethics you should know to help you give competent, compassionate care to patients that is within acceptable legal and ethical boundaries. The text can also serve as a guide to help you resolve the many legal and ethical questions you may reasonably expect to face as a student and, later, as a health care practitioner. The text features pertinent legal cases, anecdotes, and sidebars related to health-related careers. Content has been updated and special attention has been paid to legislation affecting health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780073402062
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 01/07/2009
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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.
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.

Table of Contents

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


Glossary


Photo Credits


Court Cases in Alphabetical Order Index


Court Cases by Subject Index


Index

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