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Medical Law and Ethics (3rd Edition)

Fremgen, Bonnie F.

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This bestseller presents a wealth of timely information on the legal and ethical principles in healthcare. Noted for its straightforward style in which it acquaints readers with essential information, the book examines topics such as the patient/physician relationship, professional liability, medical malpractice prevention, the medical record, confidentiality, bioethical issues, and HIPAA. Completely revised in a new 3rd edition, this overview of medical law and ethics is written in straightforward language for non-lawyer healthcare professionals. It is designed to help them better understand their ethical obligation to themselves, their patients, and their employer. Features of the new edition include: full-color images illustrate concepts and provide a dynamic reader experience; integrated case studies illustrate real-world examples of legal issues and principles in actual medical settings; and actual legal citations are highlighted throughout the text to assist with in-depth research.

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Straightforward and comprehensive, Medical Law and Ethics is the text for understanding medical law and ethical obligations in the healthcare environment. Appropriate for anyone working toward a career in the allied health industry, it provides a foundation of all of the essentials including: the legal system, the patient/physician relationship, professional liability and medical malpractice, public duties of the physician, the medical record, and ethical/bio-ethical issues.

FEATURES INCLUDE:
  • Legal cases throughout the text, which illustrate the history of law and common malpractice issues.
  • Chapter Case Studies that highlight real-life situations to stimulate problem solving.
  • Unique — Points to Ponder gives students an opportunity to answer tough medical ethical dilemmas.
  • Unique — Med Tips scattered throughout each chapter that offer brief scenarios and quick information about law and ethics.
  • Unique — Put-It-To-Practice end-of-chapter activities that provide a clinical correlation to each chapter topic.
  • Unique — Web Hunt internet activities at the end of every chapter.
  • End-of-Chapter Exercises that test comprehension with matching and multiple-choice questions.

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Dr. Fremgen earned her PhD at the University of Illinois and was a student in the law program for health care professionals at Loyola Law School, Loyola University, Chicago. Dr. Fremgen has taught ethics at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana; the University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan; and Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL. She has taught ethics and medical assisting courses to allied health students at Robert Morris College in Chicago and Ivy Tech College in South Bend, IN.  Dr. Fremgen has authored five books and has been the recipient of a number of awards including; Weekly Column “Women in Business,” The Daily Southtown newspaper; Who’s Who in International Women, 1988; Who’s Who in American Nursing, 1984, 1986-1987; Outstanding Management Achievement Award, Humana, 1982. She has also been a member of the Society for Business Ethics, the International Society of Business and Society, the Academy of Management, the Midwest Business Administration Association, the Forum for Healthcare Planning, the American Society of Public Administrators, and the Illinois Public Health Association.

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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Chapter 1 Introduction to Medical Law, Ethics, and BioethicsWhy Study Law, Ethics, and Bioethics?Medical LawEthicsModels for Examining Ethical DilemmasWhat Ethics Is NotBioethicsPart I The Legal EnvironmentChapter 2 The Legal SystemThe Legal SystemSources of LawClassification of LawsThe Court SystemThe Trial ProcessChapter 3 Importance of the Legal System for the PhysicianMedical Practice ActsLicensure of the PhysicianLicensure and Certification of Allied Health ProfessionalsStandard of CareConfidentialityStatute of LimitationsGood Samaritan LawsRespondeat SuperiorRisk ManagementChapter 4 Medical Practice and Allied Health ProfessionalsToday's Health Care EnvironmentTypes of Medical PracticeThe Ethics of Fee SplittingMedical Specialty BoardsAllied Health ProfessionalsPart II The Health Care EnvironmentChapter 5 The Physician Patient RelationshipThe Physician Patient RelationshipPhysician's RightsPhysician's ResponsibilitiesProfessional Practice ResponsibilitiesPatients' RightsRights of MinorsPatients' ResponsibilitiesRole of the Health Care ConsumerChapter 6 Professional Liability and Medical MalpracticeProfessional Negligence and Medical MalpracticeThe Tort of NegligenceDefense to Malpractice SuitsProfessional LiabilityArbitrationLiability of Other Health ProfessionalsMalpractice PreventionChapter 7 Public Duties of the PhysicianPublic Health Records and Vital StatisticsControlled Substances Act and RegulationsProtection of the Employee and the EnvironmentChapter 8 Workplace Law and EthicsEqual Employment Opportunity and Employment DiscriminationEmployee Health and SafetyCompensation and Benefits RegulationsConsumer Protection and Collection PracticesAntitrust LawsFederal Labor ActsLabor RightsChapter 9 The Medical RecordThe Medical RecordPurpose of the Medical RecordContents of the Medical RecordConfidentialityOwnershipRetention and Storage of Medical RecordsReporting and Disclosure RequirementsUse of the Medical Record in CourtChapter 10 Confidentiality in Medical PracticeConfidentialityHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996Ethical Concerns with Information Technology (Informatics)Part III Medical EthicsChapter 11 Ethical and Bioethical Issues in MedicineEarly HistoryEthical Standards and BehaviorCodes of EthicsCodes of Ethics for Other Medical ProfessionalsEthics CommitteesBioethical IssuesEthical Issues and Personal ChoiceThe Ethics of Biomedical ResearchMedical EtiquetteChapter 12 LifeFetal DevelopmentAssisted or Artificial ConceptionContraceptionSterilizationAbortionConscience ClausesGenetic Counseling and TestingWrongful-Life SuitsHuman Genome ProjectGenetic EngineeringChapter 13 Death and DyingThe Dying ProcessLegal Definition of DeathStages of DyingQuality-of-Life IssuesUse of MedicationsHospice CarePalliative CareViatical SettlementsAdvance DirectivesChoices in Life and DeathDeath CertificateMedical Examiner CasesAppendix A. Codes of EthicsAppendix B. Health Care Regulatory Credentialing AgenciesAppendix C. Medical Web SitesAppendix <. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0135129044

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