Contemporary issues in healthcare law and ethics

Harris, Dean M., 1951-
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  • Creator by Dean M. Harris
  • Format Books
  • Publication Third edition. Chicago, IL : Health Administration Press, 2007.
  • Physical Details
    • xix, 377 pages ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 1567932797, 9781567932799
  • OCLC ocn104837091


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Using the law to promote our policy goals and ethical principles -- The American legal system -- How to conduct legal research -- The legal structure and governance of healthcare organizations -- Government regulation of public health and healthcare services -- Protecting the privacy of medical information -- Medical staff membership and clinical privileges -- The law of government payment programs: medicare, medicaid, and fraud and abuse -- Antitrust law in the healthcare field -- The law of tort liability -- Legal and ethical obligations to provide care -- Legal and ethical issues in termination or refusal of care and physician-assisted suicide -- Human reproduction -- Selective contracting with providers -- Financial incentives to provide less care -- Controlling utilization of healthcare services -- Health insurance and the ongoing effort to achieve universal coverage