Legal Aspects of Elder Care
Marshall B. Kapp, JD, MPH, the Garwin Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine, School of Law at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, Professor Emeritus, Wright State University School of Medicine, Donald P. Kent Award Recipient, Gerontological Society of America
Hardcover: 356 pages
Jones & Bartlett
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Planning, providing, and evaluating geriatric care raises a wide variety of legal issues for health and human services practitioners and those who advocate for, develop, and enforce the public policies within which services are delivered.
For the healthcare professional, it will inform and sensitize those who will deal with older persons about some of the current and potentially emerging legal issues they may encounter in providing services to older patients/clients, and to help them respond intelligently to legal issues and the responsibilities they impose. Topics covered include:
The Right to Make Decisions: Informed Consent and Refusal
Legal Aspects of Death and Dying
Legal Interventions for Incapacitated Older Persons
Regulation and Financing of Geriatric Services and Settings
Older Individuals and the Right to Privacy
Research Participation and Older Persons
Family Law Issues and Older Persons
Protection of Older Consumers
Age Discrimination and the Law
This reference offers excerpts from selected statutes and regulations, judicial opinions, and the legal and health care journal literature, as well as commentary on these materials, discussion questions and hypothetical cases, and suggestions of other information sources for the professional, healthcare managers, teachers and students.
Ideal as a reference resource for the facility or healthcare organization and for courses or programs in health administration, nursing, law, ethics, social work, or gerontology, this text will stimulate class reflection and interaction regarding the meaning and relevance of key legal concepts for the present or future health care professional. You can view these samples here:
Marshall Kapp, J.D., M.P.H., FCLM, is the Garwin Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine at Southern Illinois University Schools of Law and Medicine. He also is Professor Emeritus from Wright State University School of Medicine and served for over 20 years as a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Dayton School of Law. He is the current Editor of the American College of Legal Medicine’s Journal of Legal Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of several other major journals in the health law field. Professor Kapp is the recipient of the Gerontological Society of America’s 2003 Donald P. Kent Award for exemplifying the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. He has published and spoken extensively on topics in health law, medical ethics, and law and aging.
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