Praise for the Third Edition
"Having taught health care law for years, Pozgar is rightfully considered among the finest authors within this ever changing discipline, by both professors and students. The 3rd Edition continues his tradition of presenting lucid comprehensible material in a manner which enhances learning of legal and ethical topics. I commend his works unreservedly."
~ Arthur Reynolds, MA, MHA, JD, Professor, Health Care Management, University of Maryland University College Graduate School
Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Third Edition is a concise and practical guide to legal and ethical dilemmas facing healthcare professionals in the real-world today. Thoroughly updated and featuring new case studies, this dynamic text will help students to better understand the issues they will face on the job and the implications in the legal arena. With contemporary topics, real-world examples, and accessible language, this comprehensive text offers students an applied perspective and the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals provides an effective transition from the classroom to the reality of a clinical environment.
Each new textbook includes an online access code for a Companion Website with helpful student resources. Access to the Companion Website may be purchased separately.
This title is also available as a Jones & Bartlett Learning eBook: Navigate eFolio: Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Third Edition
Student Companion Website Includes:
- Crossword Puzzles
- Interactive Glossary
- Matching Exercises
- Review Questions
- Web Links
- Instructor's Manual, including a Sample Syllabus
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Formatted Test Bank
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NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION
- Content and Data Updated and Revised Throughout
- Numerous New: Quotes, Newspaper Articles, People Stories, Reality Checks, and Legal Case Studies
- Chapter 1 – New: Expanded discussion of Ethics, Virtues and Values
- Chapter 7 – New Topics:
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
- Democracy for the Wealthy: Fairness and Justice Illusive
- Ethics in Public Service
- CMS Non-Payment For Performance of Wrong Procedures
- Chapter 8 – New Topic: Accreditation of Hospitals and Conflicts of Interest
- Chapter 9 – New Additions:
- New Section: Social Workers
- New Abstract: Incidence and Recognition of Malnutrition in Hospital
- Chapter 15 – An Entirely New Summary Case chapter, which offers a realistic and comprehensive synthesis and application of the text's principles
- New Appendix on utilizing Internet Resources and finding up-to-date information
Features & Benefits
The Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, 3rd Edition provides the reader with a clear understanding of the law and ethics as it relates to health care dilemmas. The practical application of ethics in the health care setting is accomplished by interspersing the thoughts of great minds through Quotes and the real world of Newspaper Articles, patient experiences through People Stories, provider and organizational experiences through Reality Checks, and Legal Case Studies. The text concludes with a Closet Drama that ties together the information gathered throughout the text.
Newspaper clippings are provided to encourage the learning process, noting here that high profile cases are settled out of the courtroom due to the negative impact they can have on a healthcare provider.
Reality Checks present ethical dilemmas that have and can occur in the health care setting. These examples consist of the dilemmas and problems health care providers may face.
“People Stories” were written by patients, family members and caregivers that describe real life experiences.
The “legal case presentations” provide the reader with an understanding of the vast number of legal and ethical issues, some of which he or she will face in his or her career.
The Closet Drama ties together the information that the reader has gathered through the study of the Third Edition.
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Care
Ethical and Legal Issues for Health Professionals
Medical Ethics and Law
Health Care Ethics
Health Care Law
Chapter 1 Introduction to Ethics
Chapter 2 Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas
Chapter 3 End-of-Life Dilemmas
Chapter 4 Health Care Ethics Committee
Chapter 5 Development of Law
Chapter 6 Introduction to Law
Chapter 7 Government, Ethics, and the Law
Chapter 8 Organizational Ethics and the Law
Chapter 9 Health Care Professionals’ Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter 10 Physicians’ Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter 11 Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter 12 Patient Consent
Chapter 13 Patient Abuse
Chapter 14 Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter 15 Summary Case—Star Chamber
Chapter 16 Websites
George D. Pozgar, MBA, CHE, D.Litt.
George D. Pozgar, MBA, CHE
George Pozgar received his BA from Barrington College, now the United College of Gordon and Barrington, Wenham, MA, and his MBA in Health Care Administration from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Mr. Pozgar is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and the American Health Lawyers Association. Mr. Pozgar is presently an author, speaker, and consultant. He was certified as a surveyor for the Joint Commission and has surveyed and consulted at more than 1,000 hospitals and ambulatory sites throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. He was a corporate consultant for the St. Barnabas Health Care System in New Jersey; Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Episcopal Health Services in Hempstead, New York; Administrator at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Smithtown, New York; Assistant Administrator at Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York; Administrative Resident, Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida; Administrative Clerk at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Washington, D.C.; and Research Assistant/Summer Intern for Booz, Allen and Hamilton Management Consultants, Washington, D.C. In addition, Mr. Pozgar was previously an instructor at the New School for Social Research, St. Joseph’s College, St. Francis College, and Molloy College in NY; on-site Faculty Member/Residency Preceptor for the George Washington University and Preceptor for a Brown University summer internship program; and, Seminar Instructor for C.W. Post College/Long Island University and the National Association of Medical Staff. Mr. Pozgar was also a consultant on a series of innovative experiential health law learning videos called Learnscapes in partnership with Jones & Bartlett Learning and Toolwire.
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