Law, Liability, and Ethics for Medical Office Professionals

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Cengage Learning, Jun 1, 2010 - Medical - 400 pages
Designed to provide a foundation of law and ethics, Law, Liability, and Ethics for Medical Office Personnel applies these concepts to real-life situations in the health care environment. Case studies from actual legal procedures illustrate key points of law as well as ethical dilemmas faced in the medical office. This book helps medical assisting students interact with the legal profession, recognize when they need legal advice, and protect their future employers from medical malpractice complaints.
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Contents

From Examining Room to Courtroom
1
Functioning Within the Legal System
17
Crime and Punishment Intent Makes the Difference ...
31
Your Words May Form a Contract
71
Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Case
93
Health Care Is Big Business
137
The Medical Record The Medical Assistants Responsibility ...
175
Introduction to Ethics
201
Birth and the Beginning of Life
235
Professional Ethics and the Living
257
Ethics Death and Dying
281
Answers Cases for Discussion
300
Glossary
312
Bibliography
320
Index
329
StudyWARE to Accompany
344

Privacy Confidentiality Privileged Communication A Nexus of Law and Ethics ...
215

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Myrtle Flight is the former Assistant Director of the Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton, Massachusetts. She has also been an adjunct instructor at Massasoit Community College in Canton and Northeastern University in Boston.

Michael R. Meacham, JD, MPH, is associate professor in the Department of Health Leadership and Management at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he teaches Health Policy, Strategic Management and Change Leadership. He also is director of the Office of International and Special Programs, coaches case competition teams and counsels students individually and in informal groups regarding professional development. Meacham has an extensive background in development, enactment and implementation of public policy as well as in leadership and management of health care organizations. In 1998, he was named director of Health System Development for Connecticut's Office of Health Care Access and led administrative improvements in its Certificate of Need Law and other regulatory reforms affecting hospitals. In 2001, he was named vice president for Integrated Health Services at Eastern Connecticut Health Network and was responsible for multiple health care units including administrative and clinical personnel. Named an associate professor at Pennsylvania State University in 2003, he led dramatic improvement in the MHA Program. In addition, Meacham served in the Kansas House of Representatives for eight years. He received his J.D. from the University of Kansas and his M.P.H. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Wichita State University.

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