Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting

Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting

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This book is intended as an introduction to medical assisting courses. Having a balanced understanding of legal and ethical concepts, and applying them to a multitude of real-life clinical and administrative situations, is essential to any health professional. This text provides this balance by helping health professionals understand both the intention as well as the realities of the law. All the while, preparing them for the major ethical considerations and dilemmas they may encounter. Written in a straightforward manner aimed at health professionals in a variety of settings, this book introduces the reader to many topics affecting health care today such as the legal system, patient/physician relationship, professional liability and malpractice prevention, confidentiality, physician's public duties, medical records, and bioethical issues. Through this introduction healthcare professionals will better understand the ethical obligations to the patient, the employer, and themselves. the law and how it is applied; expanded end-of-chapter workbook exercises; a reinforcement of key concepts; legal cases pertaining to patient confidentiality, managed care, and death and dying integrated throughout the book; appendices as a great reference tool for both the student and the professional; a thorough compilation of codes of ethics, a listing of health care regulatory agencies, and useful medical websites. Additional cases are available in the appendix, that can be used to expand the discussion, and as a reference tool for additional clarification; med tips provide quick information about the law and ethics. This historical context increases student understanding of how to apply the law today, and the brief scenarios and hints are an ideal resource for class discussions.Unit One Introduction to Health Care 1 Chapter 1 Medical Assisting: The Profession . ... 340 Chapter 20 The Integumentary System 360 Chapter 21 The Skeletal System 376 Chapter 22 The Muscular ... 588 Chapter 34 Assisting with Physical Examinations 630 Chapter 35 Assisting with Medical Specialties 658 Chapter 36anbsp;...

Title:Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting
Author:Nina Beaman, Lorraine Fleming-McPhillips
Publisher:Prentice Hall - 2007


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