Geriatrics and the Law: Understanding Patient Rights and Professional Responsibilities, Third Edition

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Springer Publishing Company, Apr 28, 1999 - Law - 328 pages
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"The updated Third Edition of Geriatrics and the Law by the leading scholar in law and old age belongs on the desk of every hospital and long-term care administrator, Director of Nursing, and Medical Director. It is the most comprehensive volume available on the topic. The book provides clearly written legal and ethical principles and their implications and applications."--Elias S. Cohen, JD, Executive Director, Community Services Systems, Inc.

Significant changes in the law are affecting patients' rights and professionals' responsibilities in providing clinical services to the elderly. This edition of Kapp's successful text continues to inform and sensitize health care professionals about the legal issues, and offers practical advice and guidance to practitioners in a variety of disciplines.

The text has been thoroughly updated and, where appropriate, expanded. Topics woven into each chapter include: implications of the relevant statutes, regulations, judicial opinions, private guidelines, and discussion of new laws. This practical book is a valuable and useful resource for practitioners, health care students, and educators. It contains extensive references and a helpful Appendix of Resources.

 

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Contents

Demography and Epidemiology of Aging
1
Chapter 2 Introduction to Law and the Legal System
5
Chapter 3 Informed Consent and Truth Telling
13
Documentation Patient Access and Confidentiality
43
Chapter 5 Financing Health Care for Older Persons
63
Chapter 6 Disability Programs and Protections for Older Persons
79
Chapter 7 Elder Abuse and Neglect
93
Chapter 8 Involuntary Commitment Guardianship Protective Services Representative Payees and Powers of Attorney
101
Chapter 10 Legal Considerations in Home Health Care
165
Chapter 11 Medicolegal Issues at the End of Life
187
Chapter 12 Research with Older Human Subjects
225
PhysicianAttorney Cooperation
247
Appendix
257
References
261
Index
309
Copyright

Chapter 9 Medicolegal Problems in Caring for Nursing Home Residents
139

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