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Ethical and Legal Issues in Home Health and Long-Term Care: Challenges and Solutions

Author(s): Dennis Robbins, PhD, MPH
  • ISBN-13: 9780834207837
  • ISBN-10:0834207834
  • Paperback    236 pages      © 1996
Price: $279.95 US List
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Ethical and Legal Issues in Home Health and Long-Term Care gives home health care providers practical approaches to the ethical and legal issues unique to home health care. The authors provide a sophisticated yet practical framework for developing and applying an ethics action plan. From establishing an ethics committee to integrating legal, clinical, and organizational concerns, to providing key medical-ethical decision making criteria for end-of-life decisions, the book offers home health and other community-based providers a comprehensive resource to guide staff and to avoid liability.
Contents: Ethical and Legal Issues in Home Health and Long-Term Care: An Overview * Internal and External Forces Leading to the Emergence of Ethical Issues in Home Health and Long-Term Care * Foundations and Applications in Ethics: Understanding Principles for Addressing Ethical Issues * A Model for Making Better and More Justifiable Decisions * Tracing the Legal Legacy Surrounding Consent and End-of-Life Decision Making: From Quinlan to Cruzan * Formal Vehicles for Decision Making * Developing Institutional Policies Policies on Ethical Issues * Conducting an Ethics Audit * Clinical Ethics Rounds * The Facility-Based Ethics Committee * The Community-Based Ethics Committee: A New Concept To Meet New Challenges * Integrating Clinical, Legal, Ethical, and Adminstrative Problem Solving and Decision Making

Dennis Robbins, PhD, MPH