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Health Care Ethics and the Law Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Donna K. Hammaker, JD, MGA, Director, National Institute Health Care Management & Law
Thomas M. Knadig, MDiv, MA, EdD, Hospice Chaplain, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health Care System
  • ISBN-13: 9781284101607
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     506 pages      © 2017
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Health Care Ethics and the Law is a comprehensive, practical resource designed for those preparing for a career in healthcare management.

In 16 chapters, the text explains and illustrates ethical principles and their application in the real world, including material that is consistently cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and the nation’s highest appellate courts. The book also explores substantive theories of classic ethicists in the Western world, along with current scholarly literature from the nation’s leading ethicists.

The authors seamlessly integrate ethical and legal concepts without overwhelming the reader with philosophies and theory. With an emphasis on interpretation, insight, and ideas, Health Care Ethics and the Law will guide healthcare professionals through the ethical decisions they will face in their everyday professional lives.

Key Features:

  • Presents over 150 ethical dilemmas that lets the reader decide the best course of action.
  • Guides the reader through multiple ethical decision-making methods including: A  framework of eight decision-making models, ten universal values, and eight principles in the American ethic.
  • Addresses the ethical and health law issues related to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Includes reviews and interviews with over 30 health industry experts to supplement research on key topics and help explain current and future trends in healthcare ethics and the law.
  • Examines actual court decisions recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court and the nation’s highest appellate courts.
  • Access to Navigate 2 online learning materials including a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, learning analytics reporting tools, and more

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  Part  I  Introduction to Health Care Ethics
    Chapter  1  The Ethics of Health Care
    Chapter  2  Values and Principles Confronting Our Health Care System
  Part  II  The Ethics of Access to Health Care
    Chapter  3  Access to Affordable Health Insurance
    Chapter  4  Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities
    Chapter  5  Charitable Care and Tax-Exempt Hospitals
  Part  III  The Ethical Development of Human Capital
    Chapter  6  Employers’ Health Care Costs
    Chapter  7  Management and Labor Relations
  Part  IV  Improving the Quality and Equality of Health Care
    Chapter  8  Evidence-Based Medicine
    Chapter  9  Medical Malpractice
    Chapter  10  Mental Health
  Part  V  Our Health Care System’s Ethical Response to Vulnerable Members of Society
    Chapter  11  The HIV/AIDS Pandemic
    Chapter  12  Environmental Safety and Gun Injury Prevention
  Part  VI  Pressing Issues Facing Our Health Care System
    Chapter  13  Women’s Reproductive Health
    Chapter  14  Nutrition and Food Safety
    Chapter  15  End-of-Life Care
  Part  VII  Our Future Health Care System
    Chapter  16  Our Future: A New Kind of Health Care Ethics

Donna K. Hammaker, JD, MGA-Director, National Institute Health Care Management & Law

MGA, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; JD, Temple University School of Law

Hebrew University Faculty of Law and London School of Economics

Former Adjunct Professor of Health Law, MBA Program in Biotechnology & Health Industry Management,

Pennsylvania State University

Formerly President & CEO, Collegiate Health Care Corp.

Thomas M. Knadig, MDiv, MA, EdD-Hospice Chaplain, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health Care System

MDiv, St. Mary's Seminary & University; MA, Notre Dame University; EdD, Widener University

Oxford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California - Berkeley

Adjunct Professor of Humanities, Widener University

Formerly Board Chairman, Collegiate Health Care Corp.

  • Front Matter
    Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, Textbook Features, Foreword, Introduction, List of Abbreviations and List of Court Decisions
  • Chapter 1
    The Ethics of Health Care
  • Chapter 2
    Values and Principles Confronting Our Health Care System

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