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Health Law and Medical Ethics, CourseSmart eTextbook

By James Allen

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 1, 2012

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For courses in health law and medical ethics in any healthcare professional program, including dental, physician, nursing, nursing or physician’s assistant, occupational or physical therapy, radiology technologist, respiratory or surgical technologist, and other fields.


Conversational, relevant, and engaging, this is today’s most effective introduction to health law and medical ethics. The only book of its kind, it combines a visual, engaging, and modern design with scrupulous accuracy about the law, reflecting the author’s experience as a professional attorney. It addresses the most recent trends in law and ethics, treating both areas with equal depth and insight, and demonstrating their deep interconnections. Coverage includes: how the law works; responsibilities of healthcare professionals; medical records, insurance, torts, and negligence; ethical decision-making; the beginning and end of life; bioethics; the future of healthcare, issues associated with diversity, and much more. Pedagogical features include many case studies and case analyses, Legal Alert and “Concept Application” boxes, discussion questions, and a glossary.

Table of Contents



Section A. The Law

1. Introduction to Law

2. How the Law Works


Section B. The Law of Healthcare

3. Working in the Healthcare Profession

4. Medical Records and Insurance

5. Privacy and Confidentiality

6. Torts and Negligence

7. Professional Responsibilities




Section C. Introduction to Ethics

8. Introduction to Ethics

9. Ethical Decision Making


Section D. The Ethics of Medicine

10. The Beginning of Life

11. Death and Dying

12. Uniqueness and Diversity

13. Bioethics

14. The Future of Healthcare



Appendix A


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$39.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-291282-2