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Medicolegal issues

See below for a selection of the latest books from Medicolegal issues category. Presented with a red border are the Medicolegal issues books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Medicolegal issues books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Physical Therapist's Business Practice And Legal Guide

The Physical Therapist's Business Practice And Legal Guide

Author: Sheila K. Nicholson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2007

As the profession of physical therapy continues its growth toward autonomous practice, the physical therapist, physical therapist assistant and student are going to face liability risks and exposure like never before. Physical Therapist's Business Practice and Legal Guide provides the tools needed to integrate risk management practices into the daily patient care routine. Each chapter includes key concepts and discussion questions. Specific cases are also discussed to explain and support legal concepts and how these set the stage for future risks exposure.

Medical Ethics and Medical Law A Symbiotic Relationship

Medical Ethics and Medical Law A Symbiotic Relationship

Author: Jose Miola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2007

combine to form a cohesive unit, and do they benefit each other? It may be argued that they do not, but rather suffer a symbiotic relationship, clashing rather than cooperating. This book examines this relationship, and how the law sees medical ethics. It then considers whether medical ethics functions in the way that the law thinks that it does. After providing a historical perspective that identifies medical ethics discourse as disjointed and fragmented, the book continues by examining key medico-legal case law and reports that have an inherent ethical content for clues as to how they define medical ethics and its role. It also considers how medical ethics sees the law, concluding that a misapprehension by each party as to what the other does creates a mutually harmful relationship between them.

Medical Malpractice Claims Investigation A Step-by-step Approach

Medical Malpractice Claims Investigation A Step-by-step Approach

Author: Nancy Acerbo-Kozuchowski, Kathleen Ashton Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2006

This manual describes all the steps necessary to undertake and complete a thorough medical malpractice investigation. It is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the elements involved in the investigation of an actual or potential medical malpractice claim, and covers the process of reviewing medical records, other document collection, fact analysis, interviewing involved individuals, and identifying possible departures from accepted medical practice. The new second edition of Medical Malpractice Claims Investigation: A Step-by-Step Approach features a complete revision of chapter five (Developing Interview Questions), additional material on new JCAHO requirements, electronic medical records, office-based surgery issues, and long-term care claims investigation.

Organ and Tissue Transplantation

Organ and Tissue Transplantation

Author: Professor David Price Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2006

Organ transplantation has been one of the miracles of modern-day medicine but, in addition to presenting enormous technical and clinical challenges, it throws up major ethical and legal issues principally from the perspective of the donor. Evolving capabilities in the spheres of both organ and tissue transplantation, coupled with rapidly-escalating demand, assert consistent and critical pressure on our ethical and legal principles and frameworks, including the expansion of the potential donor pool beyond the conventional categories of donor. This volume brings together seminal papers analyzing such matters in the context of an ever-increasingly important area of clinical practice.

Uncertain Causation in Medical Liability

Uncertain Causation in Medical Liability

Author: Lara Khoury Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2006

'Proving' the cause of the plaintiff's injury in personal injury litigation often entails significant challenges, particularly when science cannot identify the cause of a biological phenomenon or when the nature of this cause is debatable. This problem is frequently encountered in medical malpractice cases, where the limitations of scientific knowledge are still extensive. Yet judges must decide cases, however uncertain the evidence with regard to proof of causation. Reluctant to leave patients without compensation, courts have in some cases challenged their traditional approach to causation through recourse to such techniques as reliance on factual presumptions and inferences, the concept of loss of chance, and reversal of the burden of proof. This book analyses and criticises the use of these various techniques by the courts of England, Australia, Canada, France, and the civilian Canadian province of Quebec in confronting evidentiary causal difficulties caused by the uncertainties of medical science.

Human Body and the Law A Medico-legal Study

Human Body and the Law A Medico-legal Study

Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2006

In this admirably objective and lucid exposition, the author examines from a medico-legal standpoint the comparative position in various countries, particularly in the UK and the USA, of currently controversial medical procedures: voluntary sterilisation, compulsory sterilisation and castration, trans-sexualism, experimentation, transplantation, and euthanasia - few of which, if any, enjoy a settled or clearly defined place in the eyes of the law. He considers the problems from two perspectives: first, that of the individual in society and how far he himself may determine the extent of physical intrusion on his body; secondly, that of the state or society and how far it may impose or limit medical intrusion on the human body. Thus, Mr. Meyers provides a valuable account, not only of current medical attitudes, but also of relevant case and statute law as it stands at present.It is inherent in the nature of this book that it should arouse controversy and argument. There are many important questions to be debated: Has the state the right to enforce its conception of morality without showing that the behaviour it proscribes has a harmful effect on other members of society? To what extent does consent by the individual concerned insulate a surgeon from criminal liability? In connection with compulsory sterilisation, who is to judge those unfit to procreate? What is a proper definition of medical experimentation? What constitutes death? If a man has a right to live has he not an equal right to die?These are a few of the issues raised. The author has not hesitated to express his own opinions but has clearly relegated them to the summary at the end of each chapter, thereby leaving the objectivity of his main text unimpaired.David W. Meyers is a practicing lawyer in California, with American and British legal qualifications at the firm of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty. He has taught at the University of Edinburgh Law School and the University of Tasmania Law School as well as being a guest lecturer at University of California, San Francisco Medical School and University of Aberdeen Law School located in Scotland. He wrote two books this book and Medico-Legal Implications of Death and Dying.

Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System

Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System

Author: William M. (Columbia University, New York) Sage Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2006

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common and controversial in the United States. Since early 2002, doctors' insurance premiums for malpractice coverage have soared. As Congress and state governments debate laws intended to stabilize the cost of insurance, doctors continue to blame lawyers and lawyers continue to blame doctors and insurance companies. This book, which is the capstone of three years' comprehensive research funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, goes well beyond the conventional debate over tort reform and connects medical liability to broader trends and goals in American health policy. Contributions from leading figures in health law and policy marshal the best available information, present new empirical evidence, and offer cutting-edge analysis of potential reforms involving patient safety, liability insurance and tort litigation.

Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System

Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System

Author: William M. (Columbia University, New York) Sage Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2006

Medical malpractice lawsuits are common and controversial in the United States. Since early 2002, doctors' insurance premiums for malpractice coverage have soared. As Congress and state governments debate laws intended to stabilize the cost of insurance, doctors continue to blame lawyers and lawyers continue to blame doctors and insurance companies. This book, which is the capstone of three years' comprehensive research funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, goes well beyond the conventional debate over tort reform and connects medical liability to broader trends and goals in American health policy. Contributions from leading figures in health law and policy marshal the best available information, present new empirical evidence, and offer cutting-edge analysis of potential reforms involving patient safety, liability insurance and tort litigation.

Brackenridge's Medical Selection of Life Risks

Brackenridge's Medical Selection of Life Risks

Author: R.D.C. Brackenridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2006

The fifth edition of this leading reference book on insurance medicine, provides a comprehensive guide to life expectancy for underwriters and clinicians involved in the life insurance industry. Extensively revised and expanded, the new edition reflects developments in life and healthcare insurance as well as medicine.

Medizin und Recht Rechtliche Sicherheit Fur Den Arzt

Medizin und Recht Rechtliche Sicherheit Fur Den Arzt

Author: Reinhard B. Dettmeyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2006

Behandlungsfehler-Vorwurf - Verdacht auf Kindesmisshandlung - Therapieverweigerung Was tun? In der t glichen Arbeit spielen Recht und Gesetz eine zunehmende Rolle. Der Arzt wird mit seinen rechtlichen Fragen und Problemen oft allein gelassen. Rechtliche Auseinandersetzungen k nnen die eigene Reputation und viel Geld kosten. Rechtliche Probleme im Vorfeld verhindern - Aufkl rungs- und Dokumentationspflichten als Haftungsprophylaxe - Grenzen der rztlichen Schweigepflicht - Richtiges Verhalten u.a. bei Sterbehilfe, Schwangerschaftsabbruch, Pr implantations- und Pr nataldiagnostik, pr diktiven Gentests Verhaltensempfehlungen nach neuesten Gesetzen und Urteilen Wichtige Neuerungen u.a. bei: - Regelungen zum Patiententestament - Regelungen zur Aufkl rung von Ausl ndern, die der deutschen Sprache nicht m chtig sind - Betreuungsrecht - Transplantationsrecht - Leichenschau- und Bestattungsgesetzen Medizinrechtliche Grundlagen, praxisrelevante Antworten und konkrete Verhaltensempfehlungen werden in Fallbeispielen, Tabellen, bersichten und Schaubildern kompakt dargestellt. Der Autor kennt als Mediziner und Jurist die juristischen Fallstricke und bietet f r alle wichtigen Fragestellungen: Rechtliche Sicherheit Der unverzichtbare Rechtsratgeber f r alle rzte in Praxis und Klinik. Auch f r rzte in leitender Position und Juristen ein wertvoller Leitfaden.

Medical Malpractice: Understanding The Law, Managing The Risk

Medical Malpractice: Understanding The Law, Managing The Risk

Author: Siang-Yong Tan Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/01/2006

This textbook is about the law of medical malpractice and how to prevent a malpractice lawsuit. It grew out of an earlier book covering medical negligence in Singapore. The book's primary goal is to provide a clear and simple explanation of the American law of medical malpractice, informed consent and risk management. Written with the clinician in mind, it is legally uncomplicated without being overly simplistic. The book is as much about medicine as it is about law; above all, it is about patients. It is written with the fervent belief that with better education, there will emerge a better appreciation of the expectations of the patient - often unmet - and the standards of the legal system - often misunderstood. Fewer lawsuits and improved patient care will hopefully follow.The book is in five sections. The first covers the law of malpractice and informed consent while the second covers risk management with chapters on confidentiality, communication and risk management tips. Section III is a single chapter on reforming the system, and discusses both medical and legal proposals. The subject of tort reforms is covered in this chapter. A review section consisting of 35 multiple choice questions and answers constitutes Section IV. The book concludes with a glossary of legal terms.

The Respiratory Therapist's Legal Answer Book

The Respiratory Therapist's Legal Answer Book

Author: Anthony L. Dewitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2005

This basic legal guide contains the extensive information respiratory therapists need to know about the court system, lawyers, law, and litigation. Written by Tony DeWitt, a lawyer and therapist with 13 years of clinical experience ranging from floor-therapy to administrative and management functions, this book combines the author's knowledge of the complex interactions in the legal system and how the legal system relates to therapy delivered at the bedside. The Respiratory Therapist's Legal Answer Book presents 16 areas of the law, including medical negligence, hospital law and employment law, contains a series of questions and answers about the subject areas of the law, and provides extensive guidance for therapists navigating the treacherous currents of ever-changing laws.