Higher Education

Legal And Ethical Perspectives In Healthcare: An Integrated Approach, 1st Edition

  • Raymond S. Edge Dean, School of Health Professions (Retired), Maryville University – Saint Louis
  • John Krieger
  • ISBN-10: 0827376847  |  ISBN-13: 9780827376847
  • 320 Pages
  • © 1998 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.50



This new book integrates the legal and ethical aspects of healthcare practice. It presents a clear and comprehensive overview of topics relevant to a variety of allied health disciplines. By using end of chapter review questions and patient-related case studies, this book helps students develop creative thinking skills and study up-to-date ethical issues.

Features and Benefits

  • end-of-chapter review questions promote interactive learning and creative thinking
  • patient-related case studies illustrate key concepts
  • addresses current ethical issues

Table of Contents

Human Value Development and the Foundations of Law. Reasoning in the World of Values. The Nature of Rights in Legal and Ethical Discourse. Autonomy versus Paternalism: A Contest Between Virtues. Confidentiality and Veracity. Role Fidelity. AIDS and Health Care Practice. Abortion. Decisions at the End of Life. The American Health Care Delivery System. APPENDIX A. APPENDIX B. APPENDIX C. APPENDIX D.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Raymond S. Edge

Professor Raymond S. Edge, EdD, RRT is the author of several textbooks on health care ethics and law. During an academic career extending over three decades, he served as a dean and full professor at several major universities where in addition to teaching and administrative duties, he established faculty and student educational exchange programs with the People's Republic of China and traveled and lectured extensively in that nation. Since retiring from university teaching and administration, he has pursued his passion for regional history and culture, completing a three-book archeological fiction series based on actual Mississippi River sites and artifacts. His 2015 S: MEMOIR OF AN ICONIC GENTLEMAN recently won a silver book award in the category of best seasonal book.