Health Care Law and Ethics, Seventh Edition, embodies a relationship-oriented approach to health law, and it offers comprehensive coverage of essential topics as well as current and controversial subjects. The new edition of this pioneering casebook is well suited for courses ranging from health law surveys to more specialized courses dealing with medical malpractice or bioethics. Among the features that have made this casebook a success: A logical and straightforward organization, providing coverage under three main areas: The Provider and the Patient; The Patient, the Provider, and the State; and Institutions, Providers, and the State; Coverage of important current issues in health care law, including federalism issues, consumer-driven health care and health savings accounts, prescription drug coverage, specialty hospitals, medical malpractice reform, and constitutionality issues over restricting access to health care; A companion website (www.health-law.org) with updates and supplemental material by chapter, significant developments since publication, and errata.
The Seventh Edition includes coverage of cases and laws influencing today''s health care law:
Oregon''s assisted suicide law cases; California medical marijuana case; Aetna v. Davila (2004) on managed care liability and ERISA pre-emption; new Medicare Part D covering prescription drugs; Latest developments in the medical malpractice crisis and reform efforts.
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