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Legal Concepts and Issues in Emergency Care

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ISBN13: 9780721683249
ISBN: 072168324X
Published: June 2000
Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Legal Concepts and Issues in Emergency Care addresses the emergency care process from prehospital care to discharge of the patient. The focus is the legal aspects of care in each phase of emergency care. Case law from federal and state courts emphasize key legal concepts in each section. An extensive bibliography, including Internet web site addresses for further research, sets the book apart from other books in the market and allows for ongoing currency. The reference covers laws from each of the fifty states and the federal courts that relate to emergency care.

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Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
GENERAL LEGAL CONCEPTS . Introduction to the Legal System and Its Processes . Components of a Civil Lawsuit . Role of the Emergency Care Professional in a Legal Case . Law & Ethics in Emergency Care . CONSENT AND CONFIDENTIALITY . Consent . Refusal to Consent or Withdrawal of Consent . Managed Care & Consent . Confidentiality and Privacy Issues . UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES IN EMERGENCY CARE . Forensics in Emergency Care . Psychiatric Emergency Care . Laws & Regulations for Special Treatment Centers . Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) . Advance Practitioners in the Emergency Care Arena . Prehospital Care . Aeromedical Transport . TORTS: INJURY TO THE PERSON . Intentional Torts . Professional Negligence . Other Torts