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Geriatrics and the Law : Understanding Patient Rights and Professional Responsibilites - Marshall Kapp

Geriatrics and the Law

Understanding Patient Rights and Professional Responsibilites

Hardcover Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9780826145321
Number Of Pages: 328

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"The updated Third Edition of "Geriatrics and the Law" by the leading scholar in law and old age belongs on the desk of every hospital and long-term care administrator, Director of Nursing, and Medical Director. It is the most comprehensive volume available on the topic. The book provides clearly written legal and ethical principles and their implications and applications."--Elias S. Cohen, JD, Executive Director, Community Services Systems, Inc.

Significant changes in the law are affecting patients' rights and professionals' responsibilities in providing clinical services to the elderly. This edition of Kapp's successful text continues to inform and sensitize health care professionals about the legal issues, and offers practical advice and guidance to practitioners in a variety of disciplines.

The text has been thoroughly updated and, where appropriate, expanded. Topics woven into each chapter include: implications of the relevant statutes, regulations, judicial opinions, private guidelines, and discussion of new laws. This practical book is a valuable and useful resource for practitioners, health care students, and educators. It contains extensive references and a helpful Appendix of Resources.

ISBN: 9780826145321
ISBN-10: 0826145329
Series: Springer Series on Ethics, Law, and Aging
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 5th September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised