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In this riveting medical detective story, Trent Stephens and Rock Brynner recount the history of thalidomide, from the epidemic of birth defects in the 1960's to the present day, as scientists work to create and test an alternative drug that captures thalidomide's curative properties without its cruel side effects. A parable about compassion-and the absence of it-Dark Remedy is a gripping account of thalidomide's extraordinary impact on the lives of individuals and nations over half a century.
Legal First Aid: A Guide for Health Care Professionals is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody's Core Titles. Legal First Aid: A Guide for Health Care Professionals is a definitive quick reference for the health care professional, providing the answers to legal questions related to patient care. A succinct and easy-to-understand text, this book provides solid advice on important legal issues such as What can I discuss under HIPAA with the patient's family? and Who can make end-of-life decisions if there is no next-of-kin? This guide also includes a glossary as well as case examples, dialogues, resources, and caution call-outs. Legal First Aid: A Guide for Health Care Professionals covers all aspects of both civil and criminal law problems and informs readers faced with difficult legal issues when to seek professional help. Every practicing health professional should have this guide!
There can be few aspects of life which have altered so dramatically in the past few decades as the relationship between medicine and the law. Treatments become more and more sophisticated as each advance in medicine is made. At the same time, the legal and moral issues surrounding such treatments have multiplied and have become increasingly sensitive and complex. Introducing the reader to important topics which include genetics, consent, negligence, research, assisted reproduction and mental health, the book outlines what the current law is, why it is so and what it may become in the future. This book provides wide-ranging coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues that face healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike and it offers a unique insight into the problems that healthcare providers and patients can be expected to encounter both today and in the future.
This second edition has been revised and updated to reflect current changes in legislation on consent in the medical and healthcare setting. This book explores the law relating to consent, covering both the general principles where the patient is a mentally competent adult, and also the specialist areas of mental incapacity, children and parents. The text is written for all health professionals who care for the patient, and for patient service managers, patient groups, relatives, lecturers and others who are interested in understanding the law relating to consent.
The constant advances in diagnostic imaging have had an impact on the practice, attitudes, and moral values of all who participate in health care. Now in its fourth edition, the original Medicolegal Issues for Radiographers has been updated and retitled, broadening the scope of content to include issues essential to all diagnostic imaging professionals. Medicolegal Issues for Diagnostic Imaging Professionals, Fourth Edition provides readers with a basic understanding of the important legal definitions, legal doctrines, malpractice and risk management information, ethics and patient rights relevant to the field of diagnostic imaging and the role of the imaging professional. It includes case histories in the form of vignettes that assist readers in applying the principles of law to real work situations. The vignettes can stimulate discussion, raise other related issues, and supply a broadened perspective on the various facets of the questions presented. New in this Edition: Expanded discussion on evidence More detail on the ramifications of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 Updated information on licensure, certification, and credentialing Entirely new discussions on: Morality, ethics, and the law Deontology Beneficence and nonmaleficence Right of autonomy Confidentiality Liability for disclosure of confidential information HIPPA ARRT Euthanasia Humanistic Health Care Teleradiology Twelve years since its initial publication, this medical legal text remains a bestseller. By reviewing the materials in this seminal volume, imaging professionals, radiologists, and radiologic technologists stay abreast of important legal issues and are better able to avoid the scourge of a malpractice suit.
Clinical ethicists encounter the most emotionally eviscerating medical cases possible. They struggle to facilitate resolutions founded on good reasoning embedded in compassionate care. This book fills the considerable gap between current texts and the continuing educational needs of those actually facing complex ethics consultations in hospital settings. 28 richly detailed cases explore the ethical reasoning, professional issues, and the emotional aspects of these impossibly difficult consultations. The cases are grouped together by theme to aid teaching, discussion and professional growth. The cases inform any reader who has a keen interest in the choices made in real-life medical dilemmas as well as the emotional cost to those who work to improve the situations. On a more advanced level, this book should be read by ethics committee members who participate in ethics consultations, individual ethics consultants, clinicians who seek education about complex clinical ethics cases, and bioethics students.
Medicaid is a state administered program and each state sets its own guidelines regarding eligibility and services. Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include age, pregnancy, disability, or blindness; income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and status as either a citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant. The rules for counting income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group. There are special rules for those who live in nursing homes and for disabled children living at home. This book discusses these factors.
The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) offers federal matching funds for states and territories to provide health insurance to uninsured, low-income children in families whose annual incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid. Unlike Medicaid, which operates as an individual entitlement, SCHIP operates as a capped grant program. Allotment of funds among states is determined by a formula set in law. Once a state depletes a given year's original allotment, other than funds from prior years made available through redistribution, no additional federal funds will be made available to that state for that year. States have the flexibility to design their programs to operate within these funding constraints. The allotment and redistribution methods under current law have been incompatible with state spending patterns to date.
Written by an MD/JD, this book offers a unique perspective on medical-legal issues surrounding daily clinical practice. It covers all the essentials and tells the inside secrets of how to avoid cases that cost the medical community millions each year. Readers will learn basic law and the ways laws are interpreted. In addition, the book focuses on the law-medicine-politics triangle and its effect on physicians, the impact of - and issues related to - diversity in medical malpractice, and other essential topics. Physicians who better understand malpractice laws are better clinical decision makers who feel more confident in their ability as doctors.
Located between three powerful phenomena, public health, the law and social stigma, methadone maintenance treatment attracts loyal advocates, vociferous critics and innumerable engaged onlookers. This book aims to examine the controversial approach to addiction, providing in the process a unique approach to literature on illicit drugs
Medicine and health care generate many bioethical problems and dilemmas that are of great academic, professional and public interest. This comprehensive resource is designed as a succinct yet authoritative text and reference for clinicians, bioethicists, and advanced students seeking a better understanding of ethics problems in the clinical setting. Each chapter illustrates an ethical problem that might be encountered in everyday practice; defines the concepts at issue; examines their implications from the perspectives of ethics, law and policy; and then provides a practical resolution. There are 10 key sections presenting the most vital topics and clinically relevant areas of modern bioethics. International, interdisciplinary authorship and cross-cultural orientation ensure suitability for a worldwide audience. This book will assist all clinicians in making well-reasoned and defensible decisions by developing their awareness of ethical considerations and teaching the analytical skills to deal with them effectively.