Promoting Legal and Ethical Awareness - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323036689, 9780323167840

Promoting Legal and Ethical Awareness

1st Edition

A Primer for Health Professionals and Patients

Author: Ronald Scott
Paperback ISBN: 9780323036689
eBook ISBN: 9780323167840
eBook ISBN: 9780323070614
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 8th February 2008
Page Count: 296

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Combining the best of author Ron Scott’s books, Promoting Legal Awareness in Physical and Occupational Therapy and Professional Ethics: A Guide for Rehabilitation Professionals, his newest text Promoting Legal and Ethical Awareness: A Primer for Health Professionals and Patients includes the latest case, regulatory, and statutory law. This valuable ethical and legal resource also includes an alphabetized section on HIPAA, current information on the reauthorized IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Act), and expanded coverage of alternative dispute resolution and attorney-health professional-client relations.

Key Features

  • Cases and Questions allow you to apply key legal and ethical principles to a rehabilitation practice situation.
  • Special Key Term boxes introduce and define important vocabulary to ensure your understanding of chapter content.
  • Additional resource lists in each chapter include helpful sources for articles, books, and websites to further your learning.
  • Case Examples let you put new ideas and concepts into practice by applying your knowledge to the example.
  • Legal Foundations and Ethical Foundations chapters introduce the basic concepts of law, legal history, the court system, and ethics in the professional setting to provide a solid base for legal and ethical knowledge.
  • An entire chapter devoted to healthcare malpractice provides vital information on practice problems that have legal implications, the claim process, and claim prevention.
  • An extended discussion of the Americans with Disabilities Act informs you of your rights as an employee as well as the challenges faced in the workforce by your rehabilitation patients.
  • Content on employment legal issues includes essential information for both employees and employers on patient interaction and the patient’s status in the workplace.
  • Coverage of end-of-life issues and their legal and ethical implications provides important information for helping patients through end-of-life decisions and care.

Table of Contents

  1. Legal Foundations

    2. Ethical Foundations

    3. The Law of Health Care Malpractice

    4. Intentional Wrongs

    5. Ethical and Legal Issues in Employment

    6. Business Law and Ethics

    7. Legal and Ethical Issues in Education


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About the Author

Ronald Scott

Affiliations and Expertise

Health Law Attorney-Mediator, Private Practice, San Antonio, TX; Associate Professor, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT