MEDICAL LAW, ETHICS, & BIOETHICS This title has been archived.

Author: Marcia (Marti) Lewis, EdD, RN, CMA-AC, Carol Tamparo, PhD, CMA-A
Affiliation: Olympic College, Bremerton, WA
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN 10: 0803617305
ISBN 13: 9780803617308
Edition: 6th

Description:

Now in its sixth edition, Medical Law, Ethics and Bioethics for Health Professions continues to champion the "Have a Care" cause while providing readers with a strong ethical and legal foundation to better serve their clients. Any direct client contact involves ethical and legal responsibility and a certain level of ambulatory health care knowledge. This book provides that and provides a solid groundwork for ambulatory care as it pertains to legal concepts and laws, ethical issues, and bioethics faced in today's medical practices - by today's health care professionals.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

  • ABOUT
  • DEDICATION
  • Icons
  • Preface
  • Reviewers
  • F. A. Davis Medical Assistant Advisory Board
  • Acknowledgments

UNIT 1 Understanding the Basics

    Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Law
    • Ethics
    • Bioethics
    • Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine
    • Comparing Law, Ethics, and Bioethics
    • The Importance of Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics
    • Codes of Ethics
    • An Ethics Check
    • Characteristics of a Professional Health Care Employee
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • REFERENCES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Medical Practice Management

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Sole Proprietors
    • Partnerships
    • Professional Service Corporations
    • Group Practices
    • Managed Care
    • Health Maintenance Organizations
    • Other Business Arrangements
    • A Word of Caution
    • General Liability
    • Employers’ Responsibilities to Employees
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • REFERENCES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Employees in Ambulatory Care

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Licensed Personnel
    • Nonlicensed Personnel
    • Other Employees
    • Considerations for Ambulatory Care Employees
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • REFERENCES
    • WEB RESOURCES

UNIT 2 Law, Liability, and Duties

    Legal Guidelines for Health Professionals

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Sources of Law
    • Types of Law
    • Controlled Substances Act and Regulations
    • Drug Schedules
    • Issuing Prescriptions
    • Types of Court
    • Subpoenas
    • The Trial Process
    • Expert Witness
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • REFERENCES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Regulations and Professional Liability for Health Professionals

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Medical Practice Acts
    • Professional Liability
    • Standard of Care
    • Contracts
    • Torts
    • Statute of Limitations
    • Professional Liability/Malpractice Insurance
    • Alternatives to Litigation
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • REFERENCES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Public Duties

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Births and Deaths
    • Communicable and Notifiable Diseases
    • Childhood and Adolescent Vaccinations
    • Notifiable or Reportable Injury
    • Abuse
    • Evidence
    • Substance Abuse
    • Good Samaritan Laws
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Consent

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Informed and Uninformed Consent
    • The Doctrine of Informed Consent
    • Problems in Consent
    • Implementing Consent
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • WEB RESOURCES

UNIT 3 Workplace Issues

    Medical Records

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Purposes
    • Problem-Oriented Medical Records
    • Soap or Soaper
    • Legal Aspects of the Medical Record
    • Electronic Medical Records
    • E-Mail
    • Fax Machines
    • Ownership of Medical Records
    • Retention of Medical Records
    • Storage of Medical Records
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Reimbursement and Collection Practices

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Laws for Reimbursement and Collections
    • How Physicians Are Paid
    • Clients’ Responsibility for Reimbursement
    • Collection Guidelines
    • Collection Do’s
    • Collection Don’ts
    • Collection Problems
    • Collection Agencies
    • Reimbursement Attitudes
    • Ethical Implications
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • REFERENCE
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Employment Practices

    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Policy Manual
    • Personnel Policies
    • Job Descriptions
    • Office Hours and Workweek
    • Benefits and Salaries
    • The Employment Process
    • Legal Implications
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • REFERENCE
    • WEB RESOURCES

    A Cultural Perspective for Health Professionals

    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Understanding Cultural Diversity
    • Components of Cultural Diversity
    • Establishing a New Culture in Health Care
    • Cross-Cultural Communication
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • WEB RESOURCES

UNIT 4 Bioethical Issues

    Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Macroallocation and Microallocation
    • The Influence of Politics, Economics, and Ethics on Health Care
    • Systems for Decision-Making
    • How Would You Decide?
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • REFERENCE
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Genetic Engineering

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Genetic Screening, Testing, and Counseling
    • Regulating Genetic Testing
    • Sterilization
    • Human Genome Sequencing Consortium and Gene Therapy
    • Assisted Reproduction
    • Artificial Insemination
    • Legal and Ethical Implications of AIH and AID
    • In Vitro Fertilization and Other Forms of Assisted Reproduction
    • Surrogacy
    • Legal and Ethical Implications of Assisted Reproduction
    • Fetal Tissue Research
    • Cord Blood and Stem Cell Research
    • Tissue and Organ Engineering
    • Reproductive Cloning
    • Legal and Ethical Implications of Tissue Cell Research
    • Considerations for Health Professionals
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Abortion

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Fetal Development
    • When Does Life Begin?
    • Methods of Abortion
    • Legal Implications
    • Ethical Implications
    • Protocol for Health Professionals
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM EXERCISES
    • REFERENCES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Life and Death

    • KEY TERMS
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Choices in Life
    • Living Wills, Advance Directives, and the Patient Self-Determination Act
    • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
    • Choices in Dying
    • Legal Definitions of Death
    • Legal Implications
    • Ethical Considerations
    • The Role of Health Professionals in Health Care
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Dying and Death

    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    • Living with Dying
    • Suffering in Dying
    • Use of Medications
    • Psychological Aspects of Dying
    • Physiological Aspects of Dying
    • Stages of Grief
    • Hospice
    • Physician-Assisted Death
    • Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
    • Autopsy
    • The Role of Health Professionals
    • Summary
    • QUESTIONS FOR REVIEW
    • CLASSROOM QUESTIONS
    • REFERENCES
    • WEB RESOURCES

    Have a Care!

    • Carol’s Note
    • Marti’s Story
    • Final Note from Carol

Codes of Ethics

Sample Documents for Choices about Health Care, Life, and Death

Bibliography