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Medical Law and Ethics, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition

By Bonnie F. Fremgen

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 13, 2011

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For all courses in medical law and/or ethics in programs for nurses, medical assistants, and all allied health care professions.


This is a complete, accessible, and up-to-date guide to the law and ethics of healthcare. Written for health professionals of all kinds — not lawyers — this text covers the full spectrum of topics that affect practice. Fully updated coverage includes: the legal system, professional liability and medical malpractice, physician’s responsibilities, medical records, ethical and bioethical issues, and current regulations. Actual legal cases illuminate subjects ranging from patient confidentiality and abortion to death and dying. Exclusive Med Tips provide quick scenarios and guidance about law and ethics. Each chapter contains glossary terms, exercises, and an actual case; appendices provide current sample codes of ethics.

Table of Contents

1.         Introduction to Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics



2.         The Legal System

3.         Importance of the Legal System for the Physician and the Health Care Professional



4.         Today’s Health Care Environment

5.         The Physician-Patient Relationship

6.         Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice

7.         Public Duties of the Physician and the Health Care Professional

8.         Workplace Law and Ethics

9.         The Medical Record

10.       Patient Confidentiality and HIPAA



10.       Ethical and Bioethical Issues in Medicine

11.       Ethical Issues Relating to Life

12.       Death and Dying

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Medical Law and Ethics, CourseSmart eTextbook, 4th Edition
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$35.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-255923-2