Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Occupations


  • Tonia Aiken

With balanced coverage of both legal and ethical issues, this text provides a foundation for handling common challenges in everyday practice. Real-life examples and case studies help you apply the book’s concepts. For easier reading, content is presented in short, concise chunks. Expert author Tonia Aiken shares insights from her years of experience as a nurse, attorney, and public speaker to guide you through issues that may arise in practice, as well as the “danger zones” in clinical situations that could escalate into conflict or dispute.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2008
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2262-6

Table of Contents

Unit I: Legal Issues

1. The Law

2. International and Quasi-International Torts

3. Professional Liability Insurance

4. Informed Consent Issues

5. Documentation and the Allied Health Professional

Unit II: Ethical Issues

6. Legal and Ethical Issues Affecting Educators

7. Ethical Issues in Health Occupations

Unit III: Common Areas of Liability and Litigation

8. Legal and Ethical Considerations in Medical Imaging

9. Administrative and Medical Record Liability and Litigation

10. Clinical Laboratory Liability

11. Medical Equipment Liability and Litigation

12. Patient Care Liability and Litigation

13. Conflict Management and the Healthcare Provider