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Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, is the editor of this new volume, which consists of 17 chapters authored by nationally recognized experts in a wide variety of medical specialties. Each chapter includes a discussion of all the relevant and significant medicolegal aspects of these different fields, highlighting areas of practical concern and special interest for physicians and both plaintiff and defense trail attorneys who deal with medical malpractice litigation.
Dr. Wecht, a past president of both the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, holds faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Carlow University. He has performed more than 16,000 post-mortem examinations and testified throughout the U.S. in more than 1,000 civil and criminal cases. He is the author of 530 published article and editor or co-editor of 50 books.
Planning, providing, and evaluating geriatric care raises a wide variety of legal issues for health and human services practitioners and those who advocate for, develop, and enforce the public policies within which services are delivered.
This text offers excerpts from selected statutes and regulations, judicial opinions, and the legal and health care journal literature, as well as commentary on these materials, discussion questions and hypothetical cases, and suggestions of other information sources for the teacher and student.
Ideal for courses or programs in health administration, nursing, law, ethics, social work, or gerontology, this text will stimulate class reflection and interaction regarding the meaning and relevance of key legal concepts for the present or future health care professional.
For the healthcare professional, it will inform and sensitize those who will deal with older persons about some of the current and potentially emerging legal issues they may encounter in providing services to older patients/clients, and to help them respond intelligently to legal issues and the responsibilities they impose.
This text will be accompanied by a complete set of PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors. (Contact your publisher's representative to be notified as these become available.)