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Legal and Ethical Considerations for Dental Hygienists and Assistants

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ISBN13: 9781556644221
ISBN: 1556644221
Published: June 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99



Dental hygienists and assistants need to be aware of accepted legal processes related to such issues as infection control, insurance, malpractice, liability and negligence. This text provides theoretical and philosophical information concerning the legal, ethical and management dilemmas that face the entire dental health team. Real-life examples with expert commentary and follow-up questions illustrate legal situations the dental hygienist or assistant may face.

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Contents:
SECTION I: THE LEGAL SYSTEM CHAPTER 1: THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM CHAPTER 2: PROCEDURAL LAW/STRUCTURE OF A LAWSUIT CHAPTER 3: THE LAW AND ETHICS SECTION II: LEGAL RIGHTS THAT DEFINE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS CHAPTER 4: TORT LAW - UNINTENTIONAL ACTS CHAPTER 5: TORT LAW - INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT CHAPTER 6: INFORMED CONSENT CHAPTER 7: CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISCLOSURE CHAPTER 8: CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPS CHAPTER 9: DISCRIMINATION SECTION III QUALITY ASSURANCE CHAPTER 10: ACCREDITATION AND CREDENTIALING CHAPTER 11: LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE CHAPTER 12: THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SECTION IV : OFFICE PROTOCOLS AND PATIENT RECORDS CHAPTER 13: MEDICAL AND DENTAL RECORDS CHAPTER 14: FORENSIC DENTISTRY CHAPTER 15: OFFICE PROCEDURES SECTION V EMPLOYMENT CHAPTER 16: EMPLOYEE RIGHTS, APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS CHAPTER 17: SEXUAL HARRASSMENT CHAPTER 18: INSURANCE SECTION VI : CHANGING THE LAW CHAPTER 19: CREATING OR CHANGING LAW APPENDICES Appendix A: American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct Appendix B: Code of Ethics for Dental Hygienists Appendix C: American Dental Assistants Association Principles of Ethics and Professional Conduct Appendix D: Ethics for Dental Laboratory Technologists Appendix E: Code of Ethics for Dental Laboratory Industry Appendix F: Safety Mini-Audit for Compliance and Safety Checklist Excerpts from ""The Written Office Safety Program"" Appendix G: Rhode Island - Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Appendix H: Maine's Dental Practice Act and Rules and Regulations Appendix I: Wyoming's Dental Practice Act and Rules and Regulations