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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.
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.
This text is offered as a medical legal resource of the physician assistant profession. It is intended for use through all phases of the professional development of the physician assistant, from the high school student sorting through options in career choices, to physician assistant students, practicing physician assistants and supervisory physicians, or those who are considering practicing with a physician assistant. The history and development of the profession is reviewed, allowing an understanding of the role the physician assistant plays in the healthcare team approach to patient care. The scope of practice is defined, along with the key collaboration between the physician assistant and the supervising physician. Regulatory requirements are delineated by state, including basic requirements and maintenance of licensure and certification.
Many people think human reproductive cloning should be a crime. In America some states have already outlawed cloning and Congress is working to enact a national ban. Meanwhile, scientific research continues, both in America and abroad and soon reproductive cloning may become possible. If that happens, cloning cannot be stopped. Infertile couples and others will choose to have babies through cloning, even if they have to break the law. This book explains that the most common objections to cloning are false or exaggerated. The objections reflect and inspire unjustified stereotypes about human clones and anti-cloning laws reinforce these stereotypes and stigmatize human clones as subhuman and unworthy of existence. This injures not only human clones, but also the egalitarianism upon which our society is based. Applying the same reasoning used to invalidate racial segregation, this book argues that anti-cloning laws violate the equal protection guarantee and are unconstitutional.
The Data Protection and Medical Research in Europe: PRIVIREAL series represents the results of this EC-funded project examining the implementation of Directive 95/46/EC on data protection in relation to medical research and the role of ethics committees in European countries. The series consists of five separate volumes following the complete development of the PRIVIREAL project. This volume relates to the second stage of this project and is concerned with the setting up and role of research ethics committees. It assesses their legal responsibilities, especially with regard to data protection matters and contains reports from more than 20 European countries on these issues. Focusing on the theoretical role and practical operation of research ethics committees and the impact of relevant international and national instruments, this volume will be an essential resource for all those concerned with data protection issues in medical research.
This book examines the use of expert testimony across the legal system, including the unique issues faced by mental health professionals when they are called upon to serve as expert witnesses. The book carefully reveals the evolution of laws regarding evidence admissability, the requirements established by specific court rulings for scientific and non-scientific expert testimony, and the new rules for submission of psychological expertise in court.
The purpose of this book is to provide physicians with a reliable and easily readable source of information on preventing a medical malpractice lawsuit. If one occurs, we hope this book provides information useful to the doctor defendant. Time proven techniques for managing your practice and handling difficult patients may help the reader to avoid entanglement in the legal process. An understanding of the rules and procedures of the courts and insurance and attorney-client roles will provide the reader with useful knowledge in the event of a malpractice claim. Litigation stress management techniques including specific self-care recommendations provide a personal, and sometimes vital, cushion of support during this critical time. This book has been written by experienced medical practitioners as well as individuals with degrees in both medicine and law. We have also obtained valuable input from plaintiff and defense attorneys, as well as from individuals with experience in insurance, state medical board regulatory law and advocacy, physician well-being, and financial planning. The authors and editors believe that the information provided in this book will assist physicians in practicing their profession with more enthusiasm and confidence and with less anxiety, fear and frustration.
This book provides insight into some of the problems and pitfalls encountered in current medical practice. It helps lawyers to commission an expert witness to write a medical report and to interpret it, using their greater knowledge and a better understanding of the practice of medicine.
First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
How does the law of the European Union affect health law and policy? At first sight, it seems limited. However, despite its restricted formal competence, the EU has recently become increasingly involved in the health field. Litigation based on EU law has resulted in a 'right to receive health care services' across national boundaries which may have huge practical implications for national health systems. The EU has promulgated legislation regulating clinical research, and the marketing of pharmaceuticals; patients' rights are affected by EU legislation on data protection and product liability; the qualifications of health care professionals are legally recognised across the EU; and the EU has acted to promote public health. This book explores the various impacts of measures of EU law on national health law and policy. Through elaboration of selected examples, the authors show that, within the EU, health law cannot be regarded as a purely national affair.