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.
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.