Problems in Health Care Law

Author: Robert Miller

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763745553

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 899

View: 3461

This classic text has been extensively updated and restructured to use the "problems" approach which analyzes underlying, conflicting public policies and the legal solutions for those problems. It continues to be the helpful one-volume overview of healthcare law that it and its predecessor, Problems in Hospital Law, have been since 1968. Topics covered include: organizational, physical, and staffing resources; relationships with patients including both medical decision-making issues and the handling of medical information; financing of health care services; and liability issues.

Problems in Health Care Law

Challenges for the 21st Century

Author: John E. Steiner

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449685522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 596

View: 7773

The Tenth Edition of Problems in Health Care Law continues to be the authoritative foundational textbook that covers the key components of our legal system and its application to our healthcare system. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how individual rights are defined and protected in the health care setting; how healthcare services are defined, insured and paid for; how individual providers organize and govern themselves and many other core features of how our healthcare system is organized and administered. The Tenth Edition is an extensive revision that covers HIPAA, health care reform, and offers several chapters not included in previous editions.Under the guidance of new lead editor John E. Steiner, Jr., Esq., Problems in Health Care Law, Tenth Edition, brings together the work of authors who represent some of the best thinking and analyses of the issues by legal practitioners and business advisors in the thick of health care reform, delivery, payment, client counseling and contested legal matters. Key Features:* Each chapter provides a combination of broad concepts, learning objectives, practical examples, and instructor led questions.* Offers more robust pedagogical features including art work, diagrams, checklists, side bars, and more.* Includes a rich diversity of material from leading authorities with private law firm experience, national trade association advocacy and policy work, significant 'hands-on' healthcare institutional work and diverse publishing experiences. Problems in Health Care Law, Tenth Edition is a valuable resource for students and instructors who are learning about, involved in, or guiding the 'next generation' of administrators, policy makers, lawyers, physicians, nurses and others who form the backbone of our health care system.

Problems in Health Care Law

Author: John E. Steiner

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449604625

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 8961

Under the guidance of new lead editor John E. Steiner, Jr., Esq, Problems in Health Care Law, Tenth Edition continues to be the authoritative foundational textbook that covers the key components of our legal system and their application to our healthcare system. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how individual rights are defined and protected in the healthcare setting; how healthcare services are defined, insured, and paid for; how individual providers organize and govern themselves; and many other core legal concepts related to the organization and administration of our healthcare system. The Tenth Edition is an extensive revision that covers HIPAA, healthcare reform, and offers several chapters not included in previous editions. This authoritative text brings together legal practitioners, business advisors, and others whose work represents some of the best thinking and analyses of the issues at hand, including healthcare reform, delivery, payment, client counseling, and contested legal matters. The text is accompanied by a complete package of instructor resources (Transition Guide, PowerPoints, Test Bank) as well as a student companion website that offers interactive practice exercises to reinforce learning of key concepts.

Remedy and Reaction

The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform, Revised Edition

Author: Paul Starr

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300206666

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 1009

In no other country has health care served as such a volatile flashpoint of ideological conflict. America has endured a century of rancorous debate on health insurance, and despite the passage of legislation in 2010, the battle is not yet over. This book is a history of how and why the United States became so stubbornly different in health care, presented by an expert with unsurpassed knowledge of the issues. Tracing health-care reform from its beginnings to its current uncertain prospects, Paul Starr argues that the United States ensnared itself in a trap through policies that satisfied enough of the public and so enriched the health-care industry as to make the system difficult to change. He reveals the inside story of the rise and fall of the Clinton health plan in the early 1990sùand of the Gingrich counterrevolution that followed. And he explains the curious tale of how Mitt RomneyÆs reforms in Massachusetts became a model for Democrats and then follows both the passage of those reforms under Obama and the explosive reaction they elicited from conservatives. Writing concisely and with an even hand, the author offers exactly what is needed as the debate continuesùa penetrating account of how health care became such treacherous terrain in American politics.

Crossing the Quality Chasm:

A New Health System for the 21st Century

Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309072808

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 4014

Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.

Community Mental Health

Challenges for the 21st Century

Author: Samuel J. Rosenberg,Jessica Rosenberg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317426835

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

View: 4917

The newest edition of Community Mental Health continues to be at the leading edge of the field, providing the most up-to-date research and treatment models that encompass practice in community settings. Experts from a wide range of fields explore the major trends, best practices, and policy issues shaping community mental health services today. New sections address the role of spirituality, veterans and the military, family treatment, and emerging new movements. An expanded view of recovery ensures that a thorough conversation about intersectionality and identity runs throughout the book.

Global Population Health and Well- Being in the 21st Century

Toward New Paradigms, Policy, and Practice

Author: George Lueddeke, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826127681

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 5935

“This is a remarkable, much-needed book that fills a significant gap in the health and social care literature in the early decades of the 21st century—public, global, clinical, ecological. It is powerful, ambitious, comprehensive, and sweeping at the same time that it is visionary, focused, and deep. Its power and passion are about the potential of population health and well-being optimally applied around the globe to help in creating a world that is healthier, safer, more just, and more sustainable.” —Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, Alumni Distinguished Professor and Dean UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (From the Foreword) Drawing on current research and the expertise of world-recognized leaders in public, global, clinical, and social health in both developed and developing nations, this book delivers an evidence-based examination of 21st-century challenges in global population health and well-being. With special attention given to major initiatives of the United Nations, especially its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2016–2030, and the priorities of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank, Dr. Lueddeke articulates an imperative to adopt a “One World, One Health” view that recognizes the interdependence of humans, animals, plants, and the environment. The book/text promotes innovative and transformative paradigms for global public health practice, curricula, workforce training, and leadership. Intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in global public health, it will also be a welcome addition to the libraries of practitioners and policy-makers at all levels in the public/population/global health continuum. KEY CONTENT AREAS INCLUDE: The historical context of public health from early medicine to present day Exemplary educational initiatives: WHO education guidelines; curriculum commentaries from China, South Africa, and Cuba; a proposed Global Framework for Public Health Services and Functions; and case studies from South America (PAHO/ WHO), India (IPHF), and South Africa (PHASA) The changing roles and educational expectations of public and global health professionals in the early decades of the 21st century The complex interdependence of natural, socioeconomic, and political systems at local, national, regional, and global levels The causes of interstate conflicts and longer-term challenges Leading change in a new era, transforming mind-sets, and improving and sustaining the health and well-being of the planet and its people An epilogue on global health, governance, and education with contributions from a think tank of 35 practitioners from 27 nations Supplemental materials, including text aims and objectives and a guide to research and learning resources developed by experts in the United States, Brazil, and the Netherlands, are available as digital downloads ALSO HIGHLIGHTED: 65 profiles of leading global health (and health-related) organizations 15 profiles of highly recognized schools and institutes of public health

FDA in the Twenty-First Century

The Challenges of Regulating Drugs and New Technologies

Author: Holly Fernandez Lynch,I. Glenn Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231540078

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 6851

In its decades-long effort to assure the safety, efficacy, and security of medicines and other products, the Food and Drug Administration has struggled with issues of funding, proper associations with industry, and the balance between consumer choice and consumer protection. Today, these challenges are compounded by the pressures of globalization, the introduction of novel technologies, and fast-evolving threats to public health. With essays by leading scholars and government and private-industry experts, FDA in the Twenty-First Century addresses perennial and new problems and the improvements the agency can make to better serve the public good. The collection features essays on effective regulation in an era of globalization, consumer empowerment, and comparative effectiveness, as well as questions of data transparency, conflicts of interest, industry responsibility, and innovation policy, all with an emphasis on pharmaceuticals. The book also intervenes in the debate over off-label drug marketing and the proper role of the FDA before and after a drug goes on the market. Dealing honestly and thoroughly with the FDA's successes and failures, these essays rethink the structure, function, and future of the agency and the effect policy innovations may have on regulatory institutions abroad.

The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133180

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 2529

The anthrax incidents following the 9/11 terrorist attacks put the spotlight on the nation’s public health agencies, placing it under an unprecedented scrutiny that added new dimensions to the complex issues considered in this report. The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century reaffirms the vision of Healthy People 2010, and outlines a systems approach to assuring the nation’s health in practice, research, and policy. This approach focuses on joining the unique resources and perspectives of diverse sectors and entities and challenges these groups to work in a concerted, strategic way to promote and protect the public’s health. Focusing on diverse partnerships as the framework for public health, the book discusses: The need for a shift from an individual to a population-based approach in practice, research, policy, and community engagement. The status of the governmental public health infrastructure and what needs to be improved, including its interface with the health care delivery system. The roles nongovernment actors, such as academia, business, local communities and the media can play in creating a healthy nation. Providing an accessible analysis, this book will be important to public health policy-makers and practitioners, business and community leaders, health advocates, educators and journalists.

Whole Person Care

A New Paradigm for the 21st Century

Author: Tom A. Hutchinson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441994400

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 354

A ground-breaking new volume and the first of its kind to concisely outline and explicate the emerging field of whole person care process, Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century organizes the disparate strains of literature on the topic. It does so by clarifying the concept of 'whole person' and also by outlining the challenges and opportunities that death anxiety poses to the practice of whole person care. Whole person care seeks to study, understand and promote the role of health care in relieving suffering and promoting healing in acute and chronic illness as a complement to the disease focus of biomedicine. The focus is on the whole person -- physical, emotional, social, and spiritual. Using concise, easy-to-read language, the early chapters offer practitioners a thorough understanding of the concepts, skills and tools necessary for the practice of whole person care from a clinician-patient interaction standpoint, while the last two chapters review the myriad implications of whole person care for medical practice. An invaluable resource for all areas of medical practice and for practitioners at all stages of development, from medical students to physicians and allied health providers with many years of experience, Whole Person Care: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century will have a profound impact on western medical practice in North America and elsewhere.

Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration

Author: Pozgar

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284127176

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 628

View: 5911

This authoritative guide presents a wide range of health care topics in a comprehensible and engaging manner that will carefully guide your students through the complex maze of the legal system. With new case studies and news clippings in each chapter, the 13th edition continues to serve as an ideal introduction to the legal and ethical issues in the healthcare workplace.

Pioneering Healthcare Law

Essays in Honour of Margaret Brazier

Author: Catherine Stanton,Sarah Devaney,Anne-Maree Farrell,Alexandra Mullock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317505999

Category: Law

Page: 334

View: 8731

This book celebrates Professor Margaret Brazier’s outstanding contribution to the field of healthcare law and bioethics. It examines key aspects developed in Professor Brazier’s agenda-setting body of work, with contributions being provided by leading experts in the field from the UK, Australia, the US and continental Europe. They examine a range of current and future challenges for healthcare law and bioethics, representing state-of-the-art scholarship in the field. The book is organised into five parts. Part I discusses key principles and themes in healthcare law and bioethics. Part II examines the dynamics of the patient–doctor relationship, in particular the role of patients. Part III explores legal and ethical issues relating to the human body. Part IV discusses the regulation of reproduction, and Part V examines the relationship between the criminal law and the healthcare process. Offering a collaborative review of key and innovative themes in the field, the book will be of great interest and use to academics and students working in healthcare law and bioethics, and those working in health policy, law and regulation at both national and international levels. Chapter 10 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at www.tandfebooks.com/openaccess. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Busier Than Ever!

Why American Families Can't Slow Down

Author: Charles Darrah

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804768184

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 4123

Busyness defines the lives of most Americans. For some, the focus of busyness is family. For others, it is career or social activities. Sometimes busyness results from a big event, like the catastrophic illness of a family member, but much of it builds from many seemingly inconsequential demands that collectively become overwhelming. We search for the best airline prices on the Internet, are "partners" with teachers in our children's education, and employ a battery of devices that promise to save labor if only we can learn how to use them. Busier Than Ever! follows the daily activities of fourteen American families. It explores why they are busy and what the consequences are for their lives. Busyness is not just a matter of personal time management, but of the activities we participate in and how each of us creates "the good life." While numerous books deal with efficiency and the difficulties of balancing work and family, Busier Than Ever! offers a fresh approach. Busyness is not a "problem" to be solved—it is who we are as Americans and it's redefining American families.

Health Care Ethics

Author: Morrison

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284124916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 5751

Organized around the four central themes of healthcare ethics (theoretical foundations and issues for individuals, organizations, and society), Health Care Ethics, Fourth Edition brings together the insights of a diverse panel of leading experts in the fields of bioethics, long-term care, and health administration, among others. Students will build on this critical platform to develop an extensive toolbox of analytical and problem-solving skills. The fully revised and updated Fourth Edition addresses current changes in health care, including three new chapters covering ethical issues related to Health Information Management, Patient Safety, and Epidemics. All other chapters have been updated to reflect the most recent developments in medical technology and new challenges faced by health care professionals in the era of the ACA.The fully revised and updated Fourth Edition addresses current changes in health care, including three new chapters covering ethical issues related to Health I

Engineering a Learning Healthcare System:

A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309120640

Category: Medical

Page: 340

View: 7709

Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more efficient, safer, and higher quality--is rooted in continuous improvement principles that medicine shares with engineering. As part of its Learning Health System series of workshops, the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care and the National Academy of Engineering, hosted a workshop on lessons from systems and operations engineering that could be applied to health care. Building on previous work done in this area the workshop convened leading engineering practitioners, health professionals, and scholars to explore how the field might learn from and apply systems engineering principles in the design of a learning healthcare system. Engineering a Learning Healthcare System: A Look at the Future: Workshop Summary focuses on current major healthcare system challenges and what the field of engineering has to offer in the redesign of the system toward a learning healthcare system.

International Law in the 21st Century

Rules for Global Governance

Author: Christopher C. Joyner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461638259

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 1473

In the freshest international law text in 20 years, Christopher C. Joyner offers a critical assessment of international legal rules in the early 21st century as they are applied by governments to the real world.

The Cure in the Code

How 20th Century Law is Undermining 21st Century Medicine

Author: Peter W. Huber

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465069819

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 2569

Never before have two revolutions with so much potential to save and prolong human life occurred simultaneously. The converging, synergistic power of the biochemical and digital revolutions now allows us to read every letter of life's code, create precisely targeted drugs to control it, and tailor their use to individual patients. Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and countless other killers can be vanquished—if we make full use of the tools of modern drug design and allow doctors the use of modern data gathering and analytical tools when prescribing drugs to their patients. But Washington stands in the way, clinging to outdated drug-approval protocols developed decades ago during medicine's long battle with the infectious epidemics of the past. Peter Huber, an expert in science, technology, and public policy, demonstrates why Washington's one-size-fits-all drug policies can't deal with diseases rooted in the complex molecular diversity of human bodies. Washington is ill-equipped to handle the torrents of data that now propel the advance of molecular medicine and is reluctant to embrace the statistical methods of the digital age that can. Obsolete economic policies, often rationalized as cost-saving measures, stifle innovation and suppress investment in the medicine that can provide the best cures at the lowest cost. In the 1980s, an AIDS diagnosis was a death sentence, until the FDA loosened its throttling grip and began streamlining and accelerating approval of life-saving drugs. The Cure in the Code shows patients, doctors, investors, and policy makers what we must now do to capture the full life-saving and cost-saving potential of the revolution in molecular medicine. America has to choose. At stake for America is the power to lead the world in mastering the most free, fecund, competitive, dynamic, and intelligent natural resource on the planet—the molecular code that spawns human life and controls our health.

Ethics in Health Administration

A Practical Approach for Decision Makers

Author: Eileen Morrison

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763773274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 7307

Given the many new advances in technology, the changing economy, and a renewed national discussion around universal health care, todays healthcare administrators require a strong foundation in practice-based ethics to confront the challenges of the current healthcare landscape. Ethics in Health Administration, Second Edition translates the principles and practice of ethics into usable information for application to the real world of healthcare administration and the critical issues faced by todays healthcare administrators. With a new emphasis on the ethical challenges of providing quality care in todays economy, the Second Edition is a thorough revision that includes new case studies as well as new information on patient-centered care, the future workforce, the culture of compassion, and more.

Managing for the Future

Author: Peter Drucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136009388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 1627

This wide-ranging, future-oriented book is sure to number among the most important and influential business books of the decade. Drucker writes with penetrating insight about the critical issues facing managers in the 1990s: the world economic order; people at work; new trends in management and the governance of organizations.

Health Professions Education

A Bridge to Quality

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on the Health Professions Education Summit

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133197

Category: Medical

Page: 191

View: 7054

The Institute of Medicine study Crossing the Quality Chasm (2001) recommended that an interdisciplinary summit be held to further reform of health professions education in order to enhance quality and patient safety. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality is the follow up to that summit, held in June 2002, where 150 participants across disciplines and occupations developed ideas about how to integrate a core set of competencies into health professions education. These core competencies include patient-centered care, interdisciplinary teams, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. This book recommends a mix of approaches to health education improvement, including those related to oversight processes, the training environment, research, public reporting, and leadership. Educators, administrators, and health professionals can use this book to help achieve an approach to education that better prepares clinicians to meet both the needs of patients and the requirements of a changing health care system.