Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners

Author: Kim Forrester
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 072957914X
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The definitive medico-legal reference for medical students and practitioners in Australia Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners is a timely and authoritative reference focused on the requirements of medical students and practitioners. This easy-to-read medico-legal text assumes no prior legal practice knowledge or experience, making it ideal for those new to the medical industry. The content addresses matters relating to all Australian jurisdictions. It also provides a brief overview of the law in several practice areas, allowing practitioners to locate key information quickly. Topical issues discussed in Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners include privacy and confidentiality of patient information, medical negligence, fertility and reproductive technology, the laws regarding mental health issues and professional regulation and discipline. • directed at current medical education • includes learning objectives and key questions for each chapter • applies knowledge to a clinical context and focuses on the application of clinical cases and legislation to practical situations • assumes no prior legal knowledge • identifies medico-legal issues for further discussion

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals

Author: Kim Forrester
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579158
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Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 3e has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout to reflect the most recent changes in legislation relevant to the provision of health care services in Australia. Employment status of health professionals and issues of work cover, health and safety obligations, anti-discrimination issues are clearly outlined and discussed in the new edition. Legal issues surrounding genetics, fertility and surrogacy are reviewed in conjunction with the current position on abortion and wrongful deaths. The breadth of material is presented in a manner that is more in keeping with a student resource text rather than a law book. It emphasises major points and includes summaries on how the law relates to practice rather than merely stating the law. The new third edition continues to present contemporary issues relevant for Health Science students from the clinical setting through to management and employment, as they apply to each state. Streamlined new edition includes updates to key chapters such as: Chapter 5 Negligence, which has been completely rewritten to discuss negligence by jurisdiction Chapter 8 Manipulation of Life now deals with topical and controversial issues such as abortion, wrongful death, tissue transplants, genetics and infertility Chapter 10: Contractual and Industrial Elements of Professional Practice has been updated to include the most recent changes to Industrial Relations Law, information that is essential for any Health Professional entering into employment. Chapter 11: Statues Controlling Health Service Delivery has been revised with respect to drugs and continues to provide the significant legislation most likely to impact on the daily practice of the health professional namely poisons, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and the notification of births and deaths. New Chapter 12: Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals highlights the contemporary issues faced by health professionals with the implementation of National Registration. Addition of legislation regulating research and a discussion of the legislative and common law controls on conducting research within Australian healthcare systems – National Health and Medical Research Council Act Update all appendices and include the Decision Making Framework for Nurses plus Glossary Takes a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of health care law and includes case-studies and activities. Discussion on the implications of evidence-based practice on the standard notionally attributed to the duty of care.

Essentials of Law Ethics and Professional Issues in CAM E Book

Author: Julie Zetler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579700
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A pioneering local textbook covering curriculum requirements for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. Legal, ethical, and professional practice issues are essential curriculum components of all Complementary and Alternative Medicine courses. Statutory bodies, professional associations, educational institutions and accreditation authorities require the incorporation of such content into CAM study. This has created the need for a definitive guide written specifically for Australian students according to CAM curriculum requirements. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is the only local textbook which deals comprehensively with legal, ethical and professional practice issues for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. This timely medical text takes a multidisciplinary approach, and is written by authors who are both academics and practitioners, with contributing authors for individual CAM modalities. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is ideal for students, trainees and even practitioners in various modalities, including naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, osteopathy, chiropractic and western herbal medicine. presents a combined solution for professional practice courses which cover legal, ethical and professional practice considerations is the only local book to address these issues for modalities considered by COAG for regulation and registration designed to meet the needs of CAM students at Diploma, Bachelor and Coursework Masters levels case studies, alert boxes, tips and explanations contained throughout includes integrative practice considerations

Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals

Author: Director of Research and Faculty Development Medical College of Georgia Adjunct Faculty Doctor of Health Sciences Program Arizona School of Health Sciences A T Still University Staff Clinician Peachtree Medical Center Edgefield Cou Laura M Gunder
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449618081
Format: PDF, ePub
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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals is a concise, accessible introduction to medical genetics for all health professions students. Even with limited exposure to genetics, students can use the accelerated approach in this text to attain a base foundation of genetics knowledge. This book begins with a review of chromosomes, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, and inheritance patterns and continues with a clinical focus based on understanding different disease processes. A variety of genetic diseases are explored, including what is known about the genetics involved, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and the treatment options available. Accompanying tables and images aid comprehension. This book also covers diagnostic techniques and an overview of embryonic development and teratogens. The roles of genetic counseling and screening, as well as the ethical and legal issues related to genetic screening and genetic testing are also discussed. Complete with stated objectives, definition of key terms, references, chapter summaries and end of chapter review questions with answers, each chapter is organized for optimal learning. Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals will not only have application in the classroom setting for health professions or medical students, but practicing clinicians such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians who want to learn more or revisit genetics will also find this book a valuable, useful resource. Instructor Resources include PowerPoint Slides, a TestBank, and an Image Bank.

Health Law in Australia

Author: Benjamin Peter White
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780455231549
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Annotation. HEALTH LAW IN AUSTRALIA 2ND EDITION is Australia's leading text in this area and was the first book to deal with health law on a comprehensive national basis. In this important field that continues to give rise to challenges for society, the book takes a logical, structured approach to explain the breadth of this area of law across all Australian jurisdictions. By covering all the major areas in this diverse field, HEALTH LAW IN AUSTRALIA 2ND EDITION enhances the understanding of the discipline as a whole. The work begins with an exploration of the general principles of health law, including chapters on "Negligence", "Children and Consent to Medical Treatment", and "Medical Confidentiality and Patient Privacy". The book goes on to consider beginning-of-life and end-of-life issues, before concluding with chapters on emerging areas in health law, such as medical research, genetic technologies and biotechnology. The contributing authors are national leaders who are specialists in these areas of health law and who can share with readers the results of their research. HEALTH LAW IN AUSTRALIA 2ND EDITION has been written for both legal and health audiences. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and scholars in the disciplines of law, health and medicine, as well as health and legal practitioners, private health providers, and government departments and bodies in the health area.

Allied Health Professionals and the Law

Author: Rosemary Kennedy
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862877085
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News: this book has been included as one of the texts for the National Psychology Examination - Curriculum Domains 1 (Ethics) and 4 (Communication), developed by the Psychology Board of AustraliaThis book targets a wide range of allied health professions. The list, while not exhaustive, embraces occupational therapy, podiatry, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, nuclear medicine, speech pathology, radiography, physiotherapy, psychology, osteopathy, chiropractic care and optometry.The authors explain the legal context in which these professions function, the various forms of legal regulation which apply to them, their legal liabilities, and legal imperatives which bear upon their practice.Also included is commentary on the limits and ambiguities of law in relation to allied health activity, the interaction between law and professional ethics, and some significant legal challenges in normal professional life. Allied Health Professionals and the Law expands the legal knowledge of allied health readers whether they are practitioners seeking to understand the legal aspects of their work or researchers engaged in analysis of professional matters which have legal dimensions and implications.

Ethics for Health Professionals

Author: Carla Caldwell Stanford
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449678327
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Ethics for Health Professionals provides a foundational understanding of ethics for healthcare students and clinicians. With a conversational tone and features within each chapter that add to its appeal including quotes, interesting facts, case studies, and more, this indispensable text offers an enjoyable, eased reading style while supplying information that can be practically and easily put into practice once the student enters the field. Many ideals can also be carried over to one’s personal life in terms of ethical principles and decision making. Pedagogical features include chapter objectives, boxed articles, quotes, case studies, key terms, chapter summary, assessment review questions. Website links are also included for additional reference. Students will learn basic information while develop a meaningful understanding of ethics, its importance and application in the world of health sciences. CONTENTS • Overview of the history of ethics • Blanchard and Peale’s 3-step model • Ecological Model • Approaches to ethics • Applying ethics to the health care professional • Patient Care Partnership • Vulnerable Populations • Confidentiality • The Medical Record • Patients’ rights under HIPAA and privacy standards • Ethics and the Workplace • Liability and Health Care • Matters of Life and Death Ethics for Health Professionals also covers additional contemporary topics in health care including: • Integrity in Research (Including conflict of interest and Institutional Review Boards) • Central Electronic Medical Record Registry • Stem Cell Research • Euthanasia, Abortion, Assisted Suicide • How to Choose a Reliable Website for Information Gathering Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank, Answer Key Student Resources: Crosswords, Flash Cards, Interactive Glossary, Matching Questions

Approved Mental Health Practice

Author: Sarah Matthews
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137000147
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The role of the approved mental health professional requires the ability to make sound and ethical decisions based on knowledge of mental health issues, psychiatry and the law. Critical thinking and analysis are integral to the role, and practitioners need to be able to balance technical knowledge with the ability to reflect on their own, and the professional, value base. This much-needed text not only covers the core themes and issues pertaining to approved mental health practice, but also encourages readers to critically reflect on what makes best practice. The book begins by examining underpinning frameworks, including law, policy, and ethics, and goes on to assess current issues and challenges such as the experience of service users, the impact of space and place, and the need for evidence based practice. Drawing on the voices and perspectives of practitioners in the field, this book not only covers what professionals need to know, but also debates responses for an occupation in times of uncertainty and change.

Essential Mental Health Law

Author: Anthony Maden
Publisher: Hammersmith Press
ISBN: 9781905140299
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Mental Health Act redefines mental disorder and removes the 'treatability' test. These and other changes have caused great controversy, but the legislation is in place there is a need to understand what it means for the individual practitioner when making decisions about the care of individual patients. This guide provided this understanding.

Everyday Medical Ethics and Law

Author: BMA Medical Ethics Department
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118384849
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Everyday Medical Ethics and Law is based on the core chapters of Medical Ethics Today, focussing on the practical issues and dilemmas common to all doctors. It includes chapters on the law and professional guidance relating to consent, treating people who lack capacity, treating children and young people, confidentiality and health records. The title is UK-wide, covering the law and guidance in each of the four nations. Each chapter has a uniform structure which makes it ideal for use in learning and teaching. "10 Things You Need to Know About..." introduces the key points of the topic, Setting the Scene explains where the issues occur in real life and why doctors need to understand them, and then key definitions are followed by explanations of different scenarios. The book uses real cases to illustrate points and summary boxes to highlight key issues throughout. Whilst maintaining its rigorous attention to detail, Everyday Medical Ethics and Law is an easy read reference book for busy, practising doctors.