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Legal Medicine, 8th Edition

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By American College of Legal Medicine and American Board of Legal Medicine
This item will be released on 04-09-2024
Authored by the two primary organizations in the field, Legal Medicine: Health Care Law and Medical Ethics, 8th Edition, remains the premier treatise in this increasingly important area of medical practice. In the midst of a progressively litigious c ...view more
Authored by the two primary organizations in the field, Legal Medicine: Health Care Law and Medical Ethics, 8th Edition, remains the premier treatise in this increasingly important area of medical practice. In the midst of a progressively litigious culture, this essential reference provides up-to-date information on topics surrounding professional medical liability, the business aspects of medical practice, and medicolegal and ethical issues, offering comprehensive discussions on a myriad of topics that health care professionals face every day.
ISBN :
9780443121289
Publication Date :
04-09-2024
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Authored by the two primary organizations in the field, Legal Medicine: Health Care Law and Medical Ethics, 8th Edition, remains the premier treatise in this increasingly important area of medical practice. In the midst of a progressively litigious culture, this essential reference provides up-to-date information on topics surrounding professional medical liability, the business aspects of medical practice, and medicolegal and ethical issues, offering comprehensive discussions on a myriad of topics that health care professionals face every day.

New to this edition
1) Key Points at chapter openers2) Pearls boxes throughout3) Additional diagrams and tables4) Updated references and suggested readings5) New chapters include: ·Legal Medicine History·Healthcare Technology: Medical, Ethical and Legal Aspects·Patients with Infectious Diseases (HIV Infection and Covid-19)·General Pain Management: Medical and Legal Aspects·General Pain Management: Medical and Legal Aspects·Cannabis (Marijuana): Medical and Legal Aspects·Drug (Treatment) Courts·Public Health Law and Policy

Key Features
  • Addresses the legal aspects of almost every medical topic that impacts health care professionals, using actual case studies to illustrate nuances in the law.
  • Offers the expert guidance of top professionals across medical and legal fields in an easy-to-read format.
  • Includes new chapters on Legal Medicine History; Healthcare Technology; Patients with Infectious Diseases (HIV Infection and COVID-19); General Pain Management; Opioids and Illicit Drugs: Misuse, Abuse and Addiction; Cannabis (Marijuana); Drug (Treatment) Courts; and Public Health Law and Policy.
  • Provides authoritative information on current issues such as the high costs of medical liability insurance for practitioners and organizations; changes in health care and the law, including HIPAA and patient privacy; the overturning of Roe v. Wade; the opioid epidemic, and more.
  • Features Key Points boxes to open every chapter, Pearls boxes to call out important details, additional diagrams and tables throughout, a glossary of medical terms, and updated references and suggested readings.
  • Serves as the syllabus for the Board Review Course of the American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM).
  • An eBook version is included with purchase. The eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references, with the ability to search, customize your content, make notes and highlights, and have content read aloud. Additional digital ancillary content may publish up to 6 weeks following the publication date.

Author Information
By American College of Legal Medicine and American Board of Legal Medicine