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Legal and Ethical Essentials of Health Care Administration

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    Second edition
    ISBN: 9781449694340


Legal and Ethical Essentials of Health Care Administration, Second Edition is the ideal text for courses that combine a study of both the legal and ethical aspects of healthcare administration. Derived from George Pozgar’s best-selling textbook, Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration, Eleventh Edition, this more concise text provides the reader with the necessary knowledge to become conversant with both legal and ethical issues pertinent to the healthcare profession.

Using reader-friendly language, the book presents actual court cases, state and federal statues, and common-law principles to help the student understand the practical application of the concepts learned. The author includes a broad discussion of the legal system, including the sources of law and government organization as well as basic reviews of tort law, criminal issues, contracts, civil procedure and trial practice, and a wide range of real-life legal and ethical dilemmas that caregivers have faced as they wound their way through the courts.

Key Features:

    Offers new chapters on “Employee Rights and Responsibilities” and “End-of-Life Issues”.
    Includes new or expanded discussions on religious ethics, organizational ethics, medical staff ethics, disruptive physicians, and human genetics.
    Examines the history of healthcare legal and ethical issues, including a look at the current status of the Affordable Care Act.
    Provides an overview of various ways to improve the quality and delivery of health care.

Table of Contents:

About the Book Layout 
  Chapter  1  Government, Law and Ethics
  Chapter  2  Health Care Ethics
  Chapter  3  Reflections on the Past
  Chapter  4  Tort Law
  Chapter  5  Criminal Aspects of Health Care
  Chapter  6  Contracts
  Chapter  7  Civil Procedure and Trial Practice
  Chapter  8  Corporate Structure and Legal Issues
  Chapter  9  Medical Staff Organization and Physician Liability
  Chapter  10  Nursing and the Law
  Chapter  11  Hospital Departments and Allied Health Professionals
  Chapter  12  Patient Rights and Responsibilities
  Chapter  13  Patient Consent
  Chapter  14  Procreation and Ethical Dilemmas
  Chapter  15  End-of-Life Issues
  Chapter  16  AIDS
  Chapter  17  Legal Reporting Requirements
  Chapter  18  Medical Records
  Chapter  19  National Health Insurance and Managed Care
  Chapter  20  Professional Liability Insurance
  Chapter  21  Labor Relations
  Chapter  22  Employment at Will and Discharge
  Chapter  23  Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  Chapter  24  Tort Reform
  Chapter  25  Culture of Safety
  Chapter  26  World Wide Search
  Chapter  27  Journey to Excellence

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