Ch 29: Health Care Legal & Ethical Responsibilities

About This Chapter

This chapter focuses on some legal and ethical obligations of health-care providers and workplaces regarding health care. Some related topics include malpractice, negligence, privacy and end-of-life issues.

Health Care Legal & Ethical Responsibilities - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors have compiled these lessons to provide you with a quick and effective way to review different issues related to health-care law and ethics. Some of these lessons discuss the legal responsibilities of health-care providers and workplaces regarding health care. Follow along with these lessons to review:

  • A comparison of workplace law and ethics
  • Major ethical concerns related to medicine and medical care
  • Concepts related to company policies and procedures regarding health care
  • Importance of patient rights and privacy
  • Definitions of medical malpractice and medical negligence
  • Power of attorney and how it relates to patient rights
  • Approaches to important end-of-life issues
  • Laws and requirements of HIPAA

Following these lessons, use the lesson transcripts to reinforce your retention of the material presented in them. Then, take the lesson quizzes to identify the topics you may want to review further. Whenever you come across a topic that confuses, you be sure to use the teacher tabs of the lessons to ask our instructors for assistance.

9 Lessons in Chapter 29: Health Care Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
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The Difference Between Workplace Ethics and the Law

1. The Difference Between Workplace Ethics and the Law

In this lesson, you will learn the difference between workplace ethics and the law through a comparison of two employees who each view a situation differently at their job.

Importance of Truth Telling, Confidentiality & Informed Consent in Medicine

2. Importance of Truth Telling, Confidentiality & Informed Consent in Medicine

The medical profession is full of important ethical issues. In this lesson, explore three major ethical concerns and discover how they relate to medicine. Then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

What Are Policies and Procedures of a Company? Examples, Overview

3. What Are Policies and Procedures of a Company? Examples, Overview

Every company has policies and procedures. In this lesson, you'll learn some general concepts about company policies and procedures and be provided some examples.

Understanding Patient Rights & Treatment Decisions

4. Understanding Patient Rights & Treatment Decisions

Sometimes, the world of healthcare can be complicated. Conditions must be cured, and injuries must be healed, but the physician must always respect the right of the patient to make their own treatment decisions. We'll explore that idea in this lesson.

What Is Medical Malpractice? - Definition & Examples

5. What Is Medical Malpractice? - Definition & Examples

When being taken care of by healthcare professionals, it's important that patients feel safe. However, there can be times when a healthcare provider fails to follow certain standards in the profession, which leads to medical malpractice.

What Is Medical Negligence? - Definition & Examples

6. What Is Medical Negligence? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn the basic but important points regarding medical malpractice and its relation to medical negligence. You'll also see some examples of medical malpractice and negligence.

What is Power of Attorney? - Definition & Sample

7. What is Power of Attorney? - Definition & Sample

A durable power of attorney is a useful tool in making sure that a person's wishes regarding healthcare are honored if they can no longer make their own decisions. In this lesson we will look at how power of attorney works and impacts a patient's rights.

Major End-of-Life Issues: Health Care Legal Planning

8. Major End-of-Life Issues: Health Care Legal Planning

As people approach the end of their lives, decisions have to be made. Watch this lesson to find out more about important end-of-life issues, including having a health care proxy, creating a living will, and being an organ donor.

What is HIPAA? - Definition, Requirements & Laws

9. What is HIPAA? - Definition, Requirements & Laws

This lesson discusses the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA. Let's take a look at the legal protections and administrative requirements of this law.

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