Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Second Edition is the ideal resource for legal and ethical dilemmas facing health care professionals today. This book will help readers prepare for the ethical issues they will experience on the job and teach them how to evaluate the right and wrong courses of action when faced with complicated legal problems. Through contemporary topics presented with a real-world perspective, readers will develop the critical thinking skills needed for the moral decisions they will encounter in the health care environment. The Second Edition now contains several new features, including real-life scenarios described in Case Studies, Reality Checks, and People Stories as well as Discussion Questions and a Chapter Review at the end of each chapter.
Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Second Edition is the ideal introductory legal and ethical text for all health professions students.
- Presents legal and ethical concepts in an accessible manner
- Reviews basic principles of ethics and law
- Discusses how ethics and the law are involved in all decisions made in health care settings
- Presents true-to-life case studies
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Instructor Manual
- Introductory Quotes
- Case studies with discussion questions
- End of chapter review
- Test your understanding questions
- Reality checks - NEW!
- People stories - NEW!
- Newspaper clippings - NEW!
- Web site links
Table of Contents
Chapter One Introduction to Ethics
Chapter Two Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas
Chapter Three End-of-Life Dilemmas
Chapter Four Health Care Ethics Committee
Chapter Five Development of Law
Chapter Six Introduction to Law
Chapter Seven Government, Ethics, and the Law
Chapter Eight Organizational Ethics and the Law
Chapter Nine Health Care Professionals’ Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter Ten Physicians’ Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter Eleven Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter Twelve Patient Consent
Chapter Thirteen Patient Abuse
Chapter Fourteen Patient Rights and Responsibilities
About the Author(s)
George D. Pozgar, MBA, CHE
George Pozgar received his Bachelor of Arts from the United College of Gordon and Barrington in Wenham, MA, and his Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Pozgar is presently a surveyor for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations and has surveyed more than 700 hospitals across the nation. He served as Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Episcopal Health Services in Hempstead, New York; Administrator at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Smithtown, New York; Assistant Administrator at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York; Administrative Resident at Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida; Administrative Clerk at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, D.C.; and Research Assistant for Booz, Allen and Hamilton Management Consultants in Washington, D.C.