Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Medicine

Front Cover
Eileen F. Baker
Oxford University Press, 2020 - Medical - 208 pages
Part of the "What Do I Do Now?: Emergency Medicine" series, Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Medicine uses a case-based approach to cover common and important topics in the legal and ethical dilemmas that surface in the practice of emergency medicine. Each unique case draws upon the four well-established principles of bioethics: beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for autonomy, and justice. Other ethical principles, such as honesty and personal integrity, are also addressed. Chapters are rounded out by key points to remember and selected references for further reading. Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Medicine addresses a wide range of topics including HIPPA and confidentiality, advance directives, suicidal patients, refusal of care, expert witness testimony, and more. This book is an engaging collection of thought-provoking cases which clinicians can utilize when they encounter difficult situations in the emergency department. The volume is also a self-assessment tool that tests the reader's ability to answer the question, "What do I do now?"
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1 Send Me the Pictures
1
2 Why We Care for Anyone with Anything at Anytime
11
3 No and Yes
17
4 Thanks But No Thanks
23
5 On the Edge of Death
31
6 Who Decides?
37
7 Saving Grandpa?
43
8 Failed Suicide Attempt in the Terminally Ill
51
15 Very Important Patients
105
16 Frequent Flyer
113
17 1210 Abdominal Pain
121
18 Fear and Loathing in the ED
127
19 Everyday J
131
20 I Want a Baby But Not With Him
137
21 Risky Behavior
143
22 Little Secrets Big Lies
151

9 The Doctors Dilemma
59
10 Hide and Seek
67
11 The Drunken Drug Lord
75
12 No Country for Sick Men
83
13 The Reluctant Consultant
89
14 Managing Bias and Belligerence
97
23 Like Comment Post Lawsuit?
157
24 An Industrial Accident
163
25 Doctors Police Your Own Expert Witness Testimony
167
Index
175
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2020)


Eileen F. Baker, MD, PhD, FACEP grew up in Santa Rosa, California, and received her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences from the University of California, Davis. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Summa Health System in Akron Ohio. She has worked as a community emergency physician since 2001, and moved to Bowling Green, Ohio, to pursue her PhD in Applied Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. In addition to clinical duties at five emergency departments in northwest Ohio, Dr. Baker teaches Medical Ethics at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences.

Bibliographic information