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Legal First Aid: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

Author(s): Anthony L. DeWitt, RRT, CRT, JD, FAARC, Attorney At Law
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763758479
  • Paperback    331 pages      © 2010
Price: $81.95 US List
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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!

This text also includes these useful appendices:

• Notes Prepared in Anticipation of Litigation for My Attorney
• Witness List
• Notice of Potential Claim Against Insured
• Letter to Collector
• Elder Abuse Hotlines
• Child Abuse Hotlines

Part  1  Introduction
  Chapter  1  Legal First Aid in an Emergency Situation: An Introduction
  Chapter  2  How the Legal System Works
  Chapter  3  Attorneys
  Chapter  4  Documentation Basics
Part  2  Legal First Aid for a Civil Law Problem
  Chapter  5  Introduction and General Information
  Chapter  6  Health Care Issues in Civil Law
  Chapter  7  Non-Health Care–Related Civil Law Matters Summons
Part  3  Legal First Aid for a Criminal Law Problem
  Chapter  8  Introduction to Legal First Aid for a Criminal Law Problem
  Chapter  9  Health Care–Related Criminal Matters
  Appendix  1  Notes Prepared in Anticipation of Litigation for My Attorney
  Appendix  2  Notes Prepared in Anticipation of Litigation for My Attorney: Witness List
  Appendix  3  Notice of Potential Claim Against Insured
  Appendix  4  Letter to Collector
  Appendix  5  Elder Abuse Hotlines
  Appendix  6  Child Abuse Hotlines

Anthony L. DeWitt, RRT, CRT, JD, FAARC-Attorney At Law

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