Applied Law and Ethics in Health Care,
1st Edition

Myrtle R. Flight, Wendy Mia Pardew

ISBN-13: 9780357623879
Copyright 2023 | Published
352 pages | List Price: USD $231.95
ISBN: 9780357623879

Up to date with current information on the latest health care regulations and technology, APPLIED LAW AND ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE, First Edition, prepares you to navigate the legal and ethical dilemmas you may face as a health care professional working in a medical environment. Beginning with an overview of business-related issues and the court system, the text proceeds to cover the standard of care, employment, criminal and tortious acts, contractual issues, negligence, medical malpractice and other important matters of law. The second half of the text delves into the ethical concerns present in medical practices, including patient confidentiality, health records, professional ethics and issues associated with patient births and deaths. A practical resource for both novices and seasoned professionals, the text features real-life cases and news stories to ground you in relevant laws and ethical issues, along with activities to hone your own critical-thinking and decision-making skills. This thoughtful, thorough guide can help you understand your legal and ethical obligations, when to seek legal advice, how to work with the legal profession and how to protect yourself and your future employers from medical malpractice and other legal risks.

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1. The Big Business of Health Care and You.
2. Laws and Regulations You Will Encounter.
3. From the Constitution to the Courtroom.
4. Criminal Acts and Intentional Torts.
5. What Makes a Contract.
6. Medical Malpractice and Other Lawsuits.
7. The Health Record.
8. Introduction to Ethics.
9. Laws and Ethics of Patient Confidentiality.
10. Professional Ethics and the Living.
11. Reproductive Issues and Early Life.
12. Death and Dying.

  • Myrtle R. Flight

    Myrtle Flight is the former Assistant Director of the Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton, Massachusetts. She has also been an adjunct instructor at Massasoit Community College in Canton and Northeastern University in Boston.

  • Wendy Mia Pardew

    Wendy Mia Pardew, J.D., brings her litigation, in-house counsel and corporate background to this First Edition. Her private practice experience includes defense of medical malpractice cases, as well as pharmaceutical, class action and mass tort actions. She has also represented physicians and hospitals in federal and state regulatory matters.

  • An excellent resource for inter-professional education, the text includes relevant, current content focused on legal and ethical issues impacting a variety of health care professionals and settings, as well as the health care industry as a whole.

  • Extensive content on ethics provides students with a helpful grounding in fundamental ethical theories, as well as walking them through ethical decision-making processes they can use in real-world scenarios throughout their careers.

  • The text includes numerous contemporary news stories and relevant legal cases to examine important trends and issues affecting laws and ethics in the health care field today, such as COVID-19, telemedicine, medical tourism and advances in genetic engineering.

  • Drawing on her extensive professional experience in health care law, the author provides valuable perspective on key legal and ethical health care dilemmas, controversies and discoveries, vividly bringing chapter concepts to life and promoting engaging discussions.

  • The First Edition includes numerous features to support effective learning and assessment--including Suggested Activities, Study Questions and Cases for Discussion--offering readers myriad ways to analyze, apply and evaluate new concepts.

  • Designed specifically for current and future health care professionals, this practical text addresses the fundamental legal and ethical issues present in today’s busy and complex medical environments.

  • Each chapter begins with a set of learning objectives and ends with a bulleted list of key concepts, making it easier for readers to identify the major takeaways, review the material effectively and reference important information as needed.

  • A list of key terms at the start of each chapter and boldfaced terms and definitions throughout the text help readers recognize and understand relevant legal language and grasp important legal concepts.

  • Summaries of real legal cases addressing substantive issues are presented in the chapters, highlighting many of the most important legal issues and actions prevalent in health care today.

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