Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professions


  • Tonia Aiken

With coverage of both legal and ethical issues, this text gives you the foundation to handle common health care challenges in everyday practice. The new edition also includes a variety of exercises to help reinforce text content, as well as updated examples and case studies to help you apply information to professional practice.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2014
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3366-8

Table of Contents

1. The Legal System
2. Ethical and Bioethical Issues
3. The Medical Malpractice Lawsuit and the Trial Process
4. Disciplinary Actions
5. Work Place Issues
6. Documentation
7. Intentional and Quasi-Intentional Torts
8. Statutory Reporting/Public Duties
9. Professional Liability Insurance and Disciplinary Defense Insurance
10. Death and Dying Issues
11. Conflict Management
12. Business Aspects of Healthcare