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Geriatrics and the Law: Understanding Patient Rights and Professional Responsibilities, Third Edition (Springer Series on Ethics, Law and Aging)

Kapp JD MPH, Marshall B.

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ISBN 10: 0826145337 / ISBN 13: 9780826145338
Published by Springer Publishing Company, 2004
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Title: Geriatrics and the Law: Understanding ...

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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"The updated Third Edition of Geriatrics and the Law by the leading scholar in law and old age belongs on the desk of every hospital and long-term care administrator, Director of Nursing, and Medical Director. It is the most comprehensive volume available on the topic. The book provides clearly written legal and ethical principles and their implications and applications."--Elias S. Cohen, JD, Executive Director, Community Services Systems, Inc.

Significant changes in the law are affecting patients' rights and professionals' responsibilities in providing clinical services to the elderly. This edition of Kapp's successful text continues to inform and sensitize health care professionals about the legal issues, and offers practical advice and guidance to practitioners in a variety of disciplines.

The text has been thoroughly updated and, where appropriate, expanded. Topics woven into each chapter include: implications of the relevant statutes, regulations, judicial opinions, private guidelines, and discussion of new laws. This practical book is a valuable and useful resource for practitioners, health care students, and educators. It contains extensive references and a helpful Appendix of Resources.

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Marshall B. Kapp, J.D. M.P.H., was educated at Johns Hopkins University (B.A.), George Washington University Law School (J.D. with Honors), and Harvard University School of Public Health (M.P.H.). He is the Garwin Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Law. He also has a faculty appointment in the Department of Medical Humanities in the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. From 1980 through 2003, he was a faculty member in the School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where he was professor in the departments of Community Health and Psychiatry and taught courses on the legal and ethical aspects of health care. He also was director of W.S.U.'s Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and held an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Dayton School of Law. From 1998-2001, he was designated Wright State University's Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Service. In 2004, he was granted Professor Emeritus status from Wright State.

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