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AuthorAnnas, George J. author
TitleThe Rights of Patients [electronic resource] : The Basic ACLU Guide to Patient Rights / by George J. Annas
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 1992
Edition Second Edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-0397-1
Descript XVI, 315 p. online resource

SUMMARY

George Annas, America's leading proponent of patient rights, spells them out for you in this revised, up-to-date edition of his groundbreaking classic. Thorough, comprehensive, and easy to follow-using a question-and-answer format in much of the text-The Rights of Patients explores all aspects of becoming an informed patient: โ{128}ข hospital organization โ{128}ข hospital rules โ{128}ข emergency treatment โ{128}ข admission and discharge โ{128}ข the patient rights movement โ{128}ข informed consent โ{128}ข surgery โ{128}ข obstetrical care โ{128}ข human experimentation and research โ{128}ข privacy and confidentiality โ{128}ข care of the dying โ{128}ข death, autopsy, and organ donation โ{128}ข medical malpractice


CONTENT

I. The Patient Rights Movement -- II. How Hospitals Are Organized -- III. Rules Hospitals Must Follow -- IV. Emergency Medicine -- V. Admission and Discharge -- VI. Informed Consent -- VII. Surgery -- VIII. Pregnancy and Birth -- IX. Human Experimentation and Research -- X. Medical Records -- XI. Privacy and Confidentiality -- XII. Care of the Dying -- XIII. Death, Organ Donation, and Autopsy -- XIV. Medical Malpractice -- XV. The Patient Rights Advocate -- A Other Resources -- B. Patient Bill of Rights Act -- C. Sample Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney -- D. Right to Refuse Treatment Act -- E. How to Use Law and Medical Libraries


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