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Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition

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    2016
    ISBN: 9781284036794
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    Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fourth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284036794

George Pozgar

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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 organisational 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
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 

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