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Legal And Ethical Considerations For Dental Hygienists And Assistants

Dental hygienists and dental assistants need to be aware of current accepted legal processes related to such issues as infection control, insurance, malpractice, liability, and negligence. LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS AND ASSISTANTS provides them with strong theoretical and philosophical information concerning the legal, ethical, and management dilemmas that face the entire dental health team. Real-life examples with expert commentary and follow-up questions illustrate legal situations the dental hygienist or assistant may face.

Paperback, 378 Pages

Published: December 1999

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-1-55664-422-1

Contents

  • SECTION I THE LEGAL SYSTEM
    CHAPTER 1 THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM
    CHAPTER 2 PROCEDURAL LAW/STRUCTURE OF A LAWSUIT
    CHAPTER 3 THE LAW AND ETHICS
    SECTION II LEGAL RIGHTS THAT DEFINE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS
    CHAPTER 4 TORT LAW UNINTENTIONAL ACTS
    CHAPTER 5 TORT LAW INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT
    CHAPTER 6 INFORMED CONSENT
    CHAPTER 7 CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISCLOSURE
    CHAPTER 8 CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS
    CHAPTER 9 DISCRIMINATION
    SECTION III QUALITY ASSURANCE
    CHAPTER 10 ACCREDITATION AND CREDENTIALING
    CHAPTER 11 LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE
    CHAPTER 12 THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
    SECTION IV OFFICE PROTOCOLS AND PATIENT RECORDS
    CHAPTER 13 MEDICAL AND DENTAL RECORDS
    CHAPTER 14 FORENSIC DENTISTRY
    CHAPTER 15 OFFICE PROCEDURES
    SECTION V EMPLOYMENT
    CHAPTER 16 EMPLOYEE RIGHTS, APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS
    CHAPTER 17 SEXUAL HARRASSMENT
    CHAPTER 18 INSURANCE
    SECTION VI CHANGING THE LAW
    CHAPTER 19 CREATING OR CHANGING LAW
    APPENDICES
    Appendix A. American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct
    Appendix B Code of Ethics for Dental Hygienists
    Appendix C American Dental Assistants Association Principles of Ethics and Professional Conduct
    Appendix D Ethics for Dental Laboratory Technologists
    Appendix E Code of Ethics for Dental Laboratory Industry
    Appendix F Safety Mini-Audit for Compliance and Safety Checklist Excerpts from The Written Office Safety Program
    Appendix G Rhode Island Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
    Appendix H Maines Dental Practice Act and Rules and Regulations
    Appendix I Wyomings Dental Practice Act and Rules and Regulations

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