Regarded as the citable treatise in the field, "Legal Medicine" explores and illustrates the legal implications of medical practice and the special legal issues arising from managed care. This updated edition features comprehensive discussions on a myriad of legal issues that health care professionals face every day. It includes 20 brand-new chapters that address the hottest topics in the field today and also serves as the syllabus for the Board Review Course of the American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM).
In Formalisation and Flexibilisation in Dispute Resolution, scholars from four continents examine both historical and recent developments that cast doubt on the validity of the widespread assumption that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) can be distinguished from state-based proceedings by invoking the contrasting labels of informal justice versus formal law.
This book explains how approaches such as negotiation, mediation, facilitation, arbitration and judicial practices can be employed to manage a range of disputes from those at home, in the workplace, school or community to the international arena.
Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care helps you develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues. Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy. Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished. Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! 18 new chapters ensure that you have knowledge of the most up-to-date information on policy and politics. The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
Assembled from Dispute Resolution Journal - the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association - the chapters in the Handbook have all, where necessary, been revised and updated prior to publication. The book is succinct, comprehensive and a practical introduction to the use of arbitration and ADR, written by leading practitioners and scholars. The Handbook begins with an exploration of drafting commercial arbitration clauses and provides advice on selecting the right arbitrator for any given commercial arbitration dispute. It supplies practitioners with guidelines for use in their arbitration practice and covers such topics as evidence and discovery, arbitral subpoena powers, procedural and interim orders. It also offers guidance on witness preparation, expert testimony, and cross-examination. There are chapters that specifically address the arbitration of large complex cases, healthcare disputes, and entertainment industry disputes. Arbitrators are provided with recommendations regarding professional conduct and responsibility. Arbitral awards and remedies are covered extensively and arbitrators are provided with practical approaches and information on drafting awards, punitive damages, the finality of awards and, post-decision debriefing. Lastly, this book discusses commercial arbitration as it relates to the legal system. The chapters were selected from an extensive body of writings and, in the main, represent world-class assessments of arbitration and ADR practice. All the major facets of the field are addressed and provide the reader with comprehensive and accurate information, lucid evaluations, and an indication of future developments. They not only acquaint, but also ground the reader in the field.
This manual succinctly distills academic principals of alternative dispute resolution and conflict engagement for the healthcare provider, teaching critical information needed by every medical technician, nurse, doctor and administrator. The manual is both a reference and action tool for skills development, providing guidelines, methods, techniques and simple reproducible outlines to master communication. The provider will succeed in managing daily disagreements between staff, partnership conflicts, struggles with high conflict personalities, medical business contract negotiations, and tort claims management. This information is necessary for all medical practitioners, from student through seasoned provider, regardless of their roles and responsibilities in the medical organization. The Healthcare Practitioners Guide to Conflict Engagement and Dispute Resolution improves the quality of deliverable medical outcomes, patient safety and communication after adverse events. Implementation of these skills by the reader rewards the practitioner's sense of harmony and professional fulfillment. In a healthcare system dynamically changing and embroiled in complex and protracted conflict, the professional who incorporates these guidelines will control difficult conversations as a leader, artfully influencing the behavior of their opponents in a dispute, accomplishing the mission and vision of the Provider. These leadership skills extend into every aspect of professional relationships for medical technicians, nurses, mid-levels, physicians, and healthcare administrators. Any practitioner involved in or concerned about disclosing an adverse event or outcome to a patient and family, a medical malpractice lawsuit, a medical or specialty board inquiry through a licensing agency, or a medical staff challenge of competency, must read this book. All providers named as a party to a mediation or arbitration should reference this text for insight and guidance during these legal proceedings. These actions have a significant impact on our clinical practices and our ability to practice medicine. This all-inclusive resource is the only book the medical practitioner will need to navigate difficult conversations and become empowered during negotiations of contracts, tort claim lawsuits, and business disputes that interrupt the providers ability to practice safe and compassionate medicine.
This book is an authoritative practical guide to the legal principles and skills demanded of the expert witness in court, taking into account the key changes in procedures arising from the Woolf report. As such, it will be invaluable to both the novice and experienced practitioner alike, as well as for those specifically interested in setting up and running a medical expert witness practice. Key features:* Authors are the UK's leading specialists in this area* Written at a basic but authoritative level and therefore of interest to both the specialist and occasional expert witness* A rapidly expanding area of interest* Includes all of the changes introduced in the Woolf Report
A single comprehensive reference for nursing leaders, leadership organizations, nursing clinicians, and educators, Nursing Leadership is the only compendium of nursing terminology in existence. Written by eminent nursing professionals, it provides descriptions of prominent individuals in nursing, information regarding nine leadership-related topics, and current trends in nurse leadership. This second edition has been expanded to encompass 80 new entries and revisions or updates to all original entries. It provides an extensive overview of current leadership issues including theories, characteristics, and skills required of nurse leaders in today's complex health care system. Highly respected contributors include Claire Fagan, Beverly Malone (NLN CEO), Polly Bednash (AACN CEO), Patricia Benner, and many others. For ease of use this new edition contains both alphabetic and thematic indexes, extensive cross-referencing, and print and web references for each entry. The new edition features: Thematic list of entries in addition to alphabetic index An extensive overview on salient nursing leadership issues, themes, characteristics, and current and future developments A "legacies" section on nursing luminaries throughout history Over 80 new entries and updates and revisions of original entries Extensive cross-referencing and print and web resources for each entry