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Health Care Law and Ethics is the definitive casebook for covering all aspects of the dynamic field of health care law, including thought-provoking discussions of topical and controversial subject such as gene patenting and DNA banks. Its relationship-oriented approach is accessible and builds logically from ethics of the patient/provider relationship...
Health Care Law and Ethics is the definitive casebook for covering all aspects of the dynamic field of health care law, including thought-provoking discussions of topical and controversial subject such as gene patenting and DNA banks. Its relationship-oriented approach is accessible and builds logically from ethics of the patient/provider relationship through to state and institutional involvement in health care. Drawing on current and classic case law, this text is appropriate for survey and specialized law school classes on health care law. The three soft-bound "splits", covering medical malpractice and treatment relationships; bioethics and public health and regulation; and insurance law and corporate law, make the material readily adaptable for more specialized course focus. The Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new material on all aspects of the controversial Affordable Care Act, new case law and discussion of legislative responses to developments in biotech, and updates for HIPPA and the international aspects of public health. Features: Comprehensive coverage of key areas of health care law, including: Health care reform. Federalism and constitutional issues. Consumer-driven health care and health savings accounts. Prescription drug coverage. Accountable care organizations. Medical malpractice reform. Physician aid in dying. Genetics. Integrates public health and ethics issues and features clear notes that provide context, smooth transitions between cases, and background information. Relationship-oriented organization flows from provider/patient to provider/patient/state to provider/state/institutions. Highly sophisticated yet accessible treatment of current case law, trends, and issues. Adaptable for survey or specialized courses. 3 soft-bound "splits" focus on coverage of: Medical malpractice and treatment relationships. Bioethics and public health. Regulation, insurance and corporate law. The revised Eighth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include: Coverage of the Affordable Care Act, including: Overview and politics of enactment. Constitutional challenges. Insurance exchanges and regulation. Medicaid expansions and Medicare amendments. Accountable care organizations. Comparative effectiveness studies. Cost containment. Updated coverage of all topics, including end-of-life. Recent developments and case law in biotech, including: Stem-cell research (Sherley v. Sebelius). Patenting genes (Ass'n. for Molecular Pathology v. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office). DNA biobanks. New discussions of confidentiality and informed consent, including HIPPA coverage and enforcement, and research on DNA and biobanks. Legislative and judicial responses to posthumous reproduction and anonymity for gene donors, and the challenges of international reproductive tourism. Updated coverage of: PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for persons at risk for HIV infection. Public health measures and legislation related to obesity and nutrition. International aspects of public health, including the Millennium Goals, WHO reform, and efforts to improve global health governance.
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