Legal and Ethical Issues in Emergency Medicine
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?"
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1 Send Me the Pictures
2 Why We Care for Anyone with Anything at Anytime
3 No and Yes
4 Thanks But No Thanks
5 On the Edge of Death
6 Who Decides?
7 Saving Grandpa?
8 Failed Suicide Attempt in the Terminally Ill
15 Very Important Patients
16 Frequent Flyer
17 1210 Abdominal Pain
18 Fear and Loathing in the ED
19 Everyday J
20 I Want a Baby But Not With Him
21 Risky Behavior
22 Little Secrets Big Lies
9 The Doctors Dilemma
10 Hide and Seek
11 The Drunken Drug Lord
12 No Country for Sick Men
13 The Reluctant Consultant
14 Managing Bias and Belligerence
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