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Medical Law & Professional Ethics

By: Lois Ritter and Donald Graham
ISBN: 978-1-61960-966-2
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2017
Subject: Health Sciences
Grade Level: 13-14
Description
Medical Law & Professional Ethics focuses on the interrelationship of healthcare, law, and ethics and the application of legal and ethical principles to the healthcare field. This introductory text covers topics such as patient and healthcare-provider rights and related laws, legal issues related to health information technology, and medical-legal issues across the lifespan. In addition, situations and dilemmas that arise when professional roles and personal ethics collide are explored. Special features include case studies, court cases, and “what-if?” ethical scenarios that promote critical thinking and foster class discussion. An engaging career-focus feature introduces students to a broad range of professions in which medical law and professional ethics intersect. Chapter-review material includes a variety of questions and activities to reinforce comprehension of key concepts covered in the text.
  • Logically organized chapter content, straightforward writing, and dynamic visual aids promote and reinforce student understanding.
  • Ethical scenarios go beyond familiar, high-profile cases by addressing situations and dilemmas more common in everyday life.
  • Rather than focusing on how to avoid litigation, the use of law and ethics to improve healthcare systems and the delivery of care is emphasized and encouraged.
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Text 978-1-61960-966-2 $93.28 $69.96
Medical Law and Professional Ethics focuses on the interrelationship of healthcare, law, and ethics and the application of legal and ethical principles to the healthcare field. This introductory text covers topics such as patient and healthcare-provider rights and related laws, legal issues related to health information technology, and medical-legal issues across the lifespan. In addition, situations and dilemmas that arise when professional roles and personal ethics collide are explored. Special features include case studies, court cases, and “what-if?” ethical scenarios that promote critical thinking and foster class discussion. An engaging career-focus feature introduces students to a broad range of professions in which medical law and professional ethics intersect. Chapter-review material includes a variety of questions and activities to reinforce comprehension of key concepts covered in the text.
  • Logically organized chapter content, straightforward writing, and dynamic visual aids promote and reinforce student understanding.
  • Ethical scenarios go beyond familiar, high-profile cases by addressing situations and dilemmas more common in everyday life.
  • Rather than focusing on how to avoid litigation, the use of law and ethics to improve healthcare systems and the delivery of care is emphasized and encouraged.
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CONTENT
  • Interactive Glossary
  • Online Textbook
  • E-Flash Cards
  • Matching Activities
  • Vocabulary Games
  • Chapter Review and Assessments
  • Online Workbook (with digital form fields)
INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES
  • Online Instructor's Resources provide access to the instructor support materials used most, all in one convenient location. Resources include Instructor Materials, Chapter Resources, QTI files, and ExamView Assessment Suite Software with Test Banks.
Workbook 978-1-61960-968-6 $25.28 $18.96
Organized to follow the textbook on a chapter-by-chapter basis, providing questions to help the student review the material presented in the chapter. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-61960-969-3 $266.64 $199.98 *
Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Materials. An introduction and overview of teaching material. Files are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Answer Keys. Answer Keys in PDF format.
  • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
Recommended System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 7/8/10, 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
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Macintosh®:Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 256MB RAM, Safari®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
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ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 978-1-61960-970-9 $248.00 $186.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This product includes 15 test banks with a total of 525 questions.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64-bit); Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or higher (or equivalent); 2GB RAM; 500MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.9, 10.10, or 10.11; Intel® Processor 2GHz or higher; 32-bit and 64-bit Kernel and Extensions; 2GB RAM; 300MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 978-1-61960-971-6 $244.00 $183.00 *
This product contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 15 chapters, comprising over 400 slides of instructional material. The presentations are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. If viewed in earlier versions of PowerPoint, they may not display properly. Also provided is a link that allows download of the current version of PowerPoint Viewer. Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

Recommended System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 7/8/10, 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

Macintosh®:Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 256MB RAM, Safari®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
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Table of Contents

Unit I. Foundations of Medical Law and Ethics
1. Overview of Medical Law and Ethics
2. Professional Ethics
3. The Source of Law and Regulations
Unit II. The Healthcare Environment
4. Certification and Licensing of Healthcare Professionals
5. Civil Liability of Healthcare Practitioners
6. Criminal Liability of Healthcare Practitioners
7. Federal Statutes and Regulations That Impact Healthcare
8. Managing Risk in Healthcare
9. The Patient-Professional Relationship
Unit III. Healthcare, Law, and Ethics across the Lifespan
10. Minors: Health Law and Ethics
11. Adults: Health Law and Ethics
12. Older Adults: Health Law and Ethics
Unit IV. Evolving Areas of Law and Ethics
13. Health Information Technology
14. Genetics and Drugs
15. Complexity of Facilities Administration
Look Inside
Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Health Sciences)
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Chapter 3 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Health Sciences)
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Chapter 7 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Health Sciences)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Chapter 3 (PPS, 855 KB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Health Sciences)
About the Author(s)

Lois Ritter - is a consultant in health and education. She holds a doctoral degree in education and master's degrees in health science, anthropology with a social and cultural emphasis, and healthcare administration. She has taught at the university level for over 20 years and has conducted national and statewide research on topics such as telehealth, human trafficking, and drug recovery. She is a published author of several journal articles and textbooks and has presented at international, national, and regional conferences.

Donald Graham - is an attorney and also holds a master's degree in urban studies. He has been licensed for over 20 years in both California and Washington State. His practice involves both civil and criminal justice matters, including personal injury, medical licensing, and Medicaid fraud. Mr. Graham's career has included serving as Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Regional Criminal Justice Planning Board, as an instructor for the Criminal Justice Planning Institute at the University of Southern California, as a consultant to the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and as Administrator of the regional Developmental Disabilities Center in Orange County, California. During the past 15 years, he has been periodically involved in assessing programs delivering services for children's mental health, child abuse, and homelessness. Mr. Graham's published works include articles, journals, and a textbook on a variety of related topics.