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Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals + Navigate 2 Advantage Access, 5th Edition

  • ISBN-10: 1284144186
  • ISBN-13: 9781284144185
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Written to assist in the transition from the classroom to the workplace, Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Fifth Edition provides readers with a clearer understanding of the issues they will face as health professionals, as well as, how law and ethics are so often intertwined. Through contemporary topics; real-world examples; and accessible, student-friendly language, this important resource offers readers an applied perspective, with an emphasis on developing critical-thinking skills.


  • Reality Checks explore patient, personal, provider, and organizational experiences related to health care issues.

  • Numerous Cases featuring legal rulings and summaries are showcased through case law examples.

  • Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access online learning materials, including and interactive eBook, robust animations, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Ethics
Chapter 2: Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas
Chapter 3: End-of-Life Dilemmas
Chapter 4: Health Care Ethics Committee
Chapter 5: Development of Law
Chapter 6: Introduction to Law
Chapter 7: Government Ethics and the Law
Chapter 8: Organizational Ethics and the Law
Chapter 9: Health Care Professionals and Legal-Ethical Issues
Chapter 10: Physician's Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter 11: Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter 12: Patient Consent
Chapter 13: Patient Abuse
Chapter 14: Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter 15: Summary Case: Search For Truth

New to this edition

  • Expanded content on difficult topics such as corporate ethics, discharge and follow-up care, patient abuse, and the Nursing crisis strain.
  • News Clippings of published legal and ethical issue editorials are updated and expanded to include doctor suicides, health care fraud, staff shortages and compassion and so much more.