Law Liability And Ethics For Medical Office Professionals

Author: Myrtle R. Flight
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305972728
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Reflecting the newest regulations and technological advances in health care, LAW, LIABILITY, AND ETHICS FOR MEDICAL OFFICE PROFESSIONALS, SIXTH EDITION prepares you to face legal and ethical dilemmas in medical assisting. Designed to cover the most common issues, chapters start by exploring the business of health care and the legal system in general, and then move through legal topics you need to know, such as standard of care, employment laws, criminal and tortious acts, contractual issues, negligence, medical malpractice, and more. Next, you’ll get in touch with the sensitive side of health care, including patient confidentiality, patient health records and laws, professional ethics and behaviors, and the delicate issues you’ll face alongside patient births and deaths. Learning features throughout help you understand complex legal terms and offer ample opportunities to practice applying concepts, while grounding you in key laws with cases, news stories, and anecdotes. More than a text, this practical resource demonstrates your legal and ethical responsibilities on the job, as well as how to protect yourself, your employer, and your patients from malpractice and a variety of legal issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psychiatric Malpractice

Author: Robert I. Simon
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 0880481072
Size: 11.67 MB
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What are the facts about psychiatric malpractice? Is it increasing? If so, how rapidly? What areas of psychiatric practice pose higher risks of legal liability? The anxieties and uncertainties created by the increased threat of being sued for malpractice can interfere with the psychiatrist's provision of good clinical care. Through a general overview -- as well as a discussion of specific legal cases -- this volume presents the major malpractice traps encountered in everyday psychiatric practice.

Sociomedical Perspectives On Patient Care

Author: Jeffrey Michael Clair
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813158433
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Social change has placed new demands on the practice of medicine, altering almost every aspect of patient care relationships. Just as medicine was encouraged to embrace the biological sciences some 100 years ago, recent directives indicate the importance of the social sciences in understanding biomedical practice. Humanistic challenges call for changes in curative and technological imperatives. In this book, social scientists contribute to such challenges by using social evidence to indicate appropriate new goals for health care in a changing environment. This book was designed to stimulate and challenge all those concerned with the human interactions that constitute medical practice. To encompass a wide range of topics, the authors include researchers; practicing physicians from the specialties of family, general, geriatric, pediatric, and oncological medicine; social and behavioral scientists; and public health representatives. Cutting across disciplinary boundaries, they explore the ethical, economic, and social aspects of patient care. These essays draw on past studies of the patient-doctor relationship and generate new and important questions. They address social behavior in patient care as a way to approach theoretical issues pertinent to the social and medical sciences. The authors also use social variables to study patient care and suggest new areas of sociomedical inquiry and new approaches to medical practice, education, and research. Its cross-disciplinary approach and jargon-free writing make this book an important and accessible tool for physician, scholar, and student.

Principles Of Clinical Practice

Author: Mark B. Mengel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781489916570
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As we move into the 21st century it is becoming increasingly difficult to offer appropriate introductory clinical experiences for medical students. Many schools offer clinical experiences in the first year of medical school, when the learner has little background in the traditions and origins of the doctor-patient interaction. Others begin this process in the second year, after a professional language base has been established, but concise educational materials are scarce that integrate the meaning of the privileged clinical encounter with the process and content of interviewing and examining patients. In the tertiary hospitals, where most medical schools are based, the educators must provide an orienta tion to the clinical encounter, an intensely personal experience, in the midst of glittering technological marvels that easily distract both the novice physician and the wizened teacher. Understanding the context and historical basis for the privilege of interviewing and examining another person about intimate matters relating to health and disease is essential to this process. Considering these factors, this textbook is written to assist medical educators and medical students involved in early clinical training. As the demand for "high-tech" medicine has accelerated, so has the public concern over the loss of "high-touch" or compassionate, humane interactions with physicians. Physicians are perceived as more concerned with readouts from machines and fiberoptic views of the patient than with understanding and car ing about the people we have labeled as patients.

Patriots And Cosmopolitans

Author: John Fabian Witt
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674045286
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Ranging from the founding era to Reconstruction, from the making of the modern state to its post-New Deal limits, John Fabian Witt illuminates the legal and constitutional foundations of American nationhood through the stories of five patriots and critics. In their own way, each of these individuals came up against the power of American national institutions to shape the directions of legal change.

The Cutter Incident

Author: Paul A. Offit
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300126050
Size: 12.93 MB
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Vaccines have saved more lives than any other single medical advance. Yet today only four companies make vaccines, and there is a growing crisis in vaccine availability. Why has this happened? This remarkable book recounts for the first time a devastating episode in 1955 at Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, California, thathas led many pharmaceutical companies to abandon vaccine manufacture. Drawing on interviews with public health officials, pharmaceutical company executives, attorneys, Cutter employees, and victims of the vaccine, as well as on previously unavailable archives, Dr. Paul Offit offers a full account of the Cutter disaster. He describes the nation's relief when the polio vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk in 1955, the production of the vaccine at industrial facilities such as the one operated by Cutter, and the tragedy that occurred when 200,000 people were inadvertently injected with live virulent polio virus: 70,000 became ill, 200 were permanently paralyzed, and 10 died. Dr. Offit also explores how, as a consequence of the tragedy, one jury's verdict set in motion events that eventually suppressed the production of vaccines already licensed and deterred the development of new vaccines that hold the promise of preventing other fatal diseases.