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ISBN-10 156793515XISBN-13 9781567935158
ISBN-10 1-56793-279-7ISBN-13 978-1-56793-279-9
Author(s): Dean M. Harris
Publisher: Health Administration Press
Copyright year: © 2008 Pages: 377

Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Law and Ethics, Third Edition, examines the most important legal and ethical issues in healthcare and presents essential information that will help you learn to identify and tackle potential legal problems. This edition includes new information and extensive updates including: the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on physician-assisted suicide, the liability of health plans, and partial-birth abortion; legal and ethical issues in emergency contraception; the Terri Schiavo case involving termination of life support; the Medicare prescription drug benefit and HIPAA Privacy Rule; medical malpractice reform and the reporting of medical errors; obligations to provide emergency care and make services accessible to persons with limited English proficiency; a new chapter on health insurance and the ongoing effort to achieve universal health insurance coverage. This new edition also has a revised emphasis and focus. Rather than focusing on managed care, it emphasizes, and includes more material on, health insurance reform. An online student resource addresses healthcare reform and is available on the Publisher's website ( It includes explanations of the new law’s provisions, provides relevant links and relates healthcare reform implications to the applicable chapters in the text.