Chapter 1 Introduction to Law and Ethics 1.1 Why Study Law and Ethics? 1.2 Comparing Aspects of Law and Ethics 1.3 Qualities of Successful Health Care Practitioners Chapter Review Chapter 2 Making Ethical Decisions 2.1 Value Development Theories 2.2 Value Choices Theories 2.3 Principles of Health Care Ethics Chapter Review Chapter 3 Working in Health Care 3.1 Licensure, Certification, Registration, and Scope of Practice 3.2 Accreditation 3.3 Practice Acts and Professional Boards 3.4 Business Aspects of Health Care 3.5 Managed Care Organizations Chapter Review Chapter 4 Law, the Courts, and Contracts 4.1 The Basis of and Primary Sources of Law 4.2 Classifications of Law 4.3 Tort Liability 4.4 Contracts 4.5 Physicians' and Patients' Rights and Responsibilities Chapter Review Chapter 5 Professional Liability 5.1 Liability 5.2 Standard of Care and Duty of Care 5.3 The Tort of Negligence 5.4 Elements of a Lawsuit 5.5 Alternative Dispute Resolution 5.6 Informed Consent Chapter Review Chapter 6 Defenses to Liability Suits6.1 Preventing Liability Suits 6.2 Types of Defenses 6.3 Risk Management 6.4 Professional Liability Insurance Chapter Review Chapter 7 Medical Records and Health Information Technology 7.1 Medical Records 7.2 Medical Records Ownership, Retention, Storage, and Destruction 7.3 Records Release 7.4 Health Information Technology (HIT) 7.5 Social Media7.6 Telemedicine Chapter Review Chapter 8 Privacy, Security, and Fraud 8.1 The U.S. Constitution and Federal Privacy Laws 8.2 Privacy and Confidentiality 8.3 HIPAA's Privacy and Security Rules 8.4 Controlling Health Care Fraud and Abuse Chapter Review Chapter 9 Public Health Responsibilities of Health Care Practitioners 9.1 Vital Statistics 9.2 Public Health Functions 9.3 Reportable Diseases and Injuries 9.4 Drug Regulations Chapter Review Chapter 10 Workplace Legalities 10.1 Basic Employment Law 10.2 OSHA's Workplace Priorities 10.3 OSHA, CDC, and CLIA Guidelines and Regulations 10.4 Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance10.5 Hiring and the New Employee Chapter Review Chapter 11 The Beginning of Life and Childhood 11.1 Family History as a Predictor 11.2 DNA Testing 11.3 Genetic Engineering 11.4 Conception and the Beginning of Life 11.5 Rights of Children Chapter Review Chapter 12 Death and Dying 12.1 Attitudes toward Death and the Determination of Death 12.2 Legal Documents for Terminally Ill Patients 12.3 Health Care Services for Terminally Ill Patients 12.4 The Right to Die Movement 12.5 The National Organ Transplant Act 12.6 The Grieving Process Chapter Review Chapter 13 Stakeholders, Costs, and Patients' Rights 13.1 The Stakeholders 13.2 Cost of Health Care 13.3 Access and Quality 13.4 Paying for Health Care13.5 Patients' Bill of RightsChapter Review
Karen Judson, BS Karen Judson taught biology laboratories at Black Hills University in Spearfish, South Dakota; high school sciences in Idaho; and grades one and three in Washington state. She is also a former laboratory and X-ray technician and completed two years of nurses training while completing a degree in biology. Judson has worked as a science writer since 1983. She has written relationship, family, and psychology articles for a variety of magazines, including a series of high school classroom magazines, making a total of 500 articles published. Judson writes science and relationship books for teenagers (Enslow and Marshall Cavendish publishers). Her book for teens, Sports & Money: Its a Sell Out, made the New York City Public Librarys list of best books for teens in 1995. Her book for teens, Genetic Engineering, was chosen by the National Science Teachers Association as one of the best science books for children in 2001 and was featured on the NSTA Web site. Carlene Harrison, EdD, CMA (AAMA) Carlene Harrison is Dean of the School of Allied Health at Hodges University and is also Program Director for the Master of Health Services Administration and Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics. She has been a member of the faculty at Hodges University since 1992, but came on board full time in 2000, serving first as Chair of the Medical Assisting Program. As Dean of the School of Allied Health, she has overall responsibility for the following degree programs: Health Services Administration, Biomedical Sciences, Medical Assisting, Health Information Management, and Physical Therapist Assistant. Her doctorate is from Argosy University. Her dissertation research looked at improvement in critical thinking in adult learners. Before becoming a full-time educator, Dr. Harrison worked for over 20 years in the health care field as an administrator. Employed mostly in the outpatient setting, she has worked in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and public health sectors.