This is a complete, accessible, and up-to-date guide to the law and ethics of healthcare. Written for health professionals of all kinds – not lawyers – MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS, 4/e covers the full spectrum of topics that affect practice. Fully updated coverage includes: the legal system, professional liability and medical malpractice, physician’s responsibilities, medical records, ethical and bioethical issues, and current regulations. Actual legal cases illuminate subjects ranging from patient confidentiality and abortion to death and dying. Exclusive Med Tips provide quick scenarios and guidance about law and ethics. Each chapter contains glossary terms, exercises, and an actual case; appendices provide current sample codes of ethics.