Medical Ethics and Patient Rights
To help facilitate access to the State Law Library's print legal resources, our librarians have selected the most noteworthy titles in our collection and arranged them here by subject.
» Texas Titles
Texas hospital law : Administrative and regulatory law \
Latest received:REL. 5 2003. By Griffith, Richard L. Lexis Law Publishing. 3rd ed. 1997.
This two-volume set covers a wide range of hospital law in Texas. The one volume focuses on issues surrounding administrative and regulatory law such as peer review, patient rights, alphabetical alternative delivery systems, emergency services, and long term care. The other volume looks at specific liability and damages issues such as the medical liability and insurance improvement act, product liability, nursing home liability, tort immunity, evidence, causation, and damages.
KFT 3825 G7
» Federal/General Titles
Advance health care directives : A handbook for professionals
By Krohm, Carol. American Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Division. c2002.
This title, coauthored by a lawyer and a medical doctor, addresses the difficult and sensitive issues lawyers, doctors, and spiritual advisers face while working with advance health care directives. Coverage includes frequent issues clients may have with directives, the ethics of directives, the perspectives of family and friends, special circumstances, and the future of health care directives. Also available is a CD-ROM which can be requested at the reference desk.
KF 3827 I5 K76
Advance medical directives
Latest received:Supp. 2004 (last update by publisher). By Lieberson, Alan D. Clark Boardman Callaghan. 1992.
Written by Alan Lieberson, a physician and a lawyer, this title provides a comprehensive overview of advance medical directives. Topics covered include problems honoring advance directives, the legal basis for advance directives, Do Not Resuscitate orders, durable power of attorney for health care, the right-to-die, and organ donation.
KF 3827 E87 L5
Assisted suicide and the right to die : The interface of social science, public policy, and medical ethics
By Rosenfeld, Barry. American Psychological Association. 1st ed. c2004.
This title examines legal, clinical, social, and psychological research on end-of-life-decision-making. Topics covered include do-not-resuscitate orders, living wills, surrogate decision making, the effect of depression and pain on requests for physician-assisted suicide, and advice for assessing the decision-making abilities of patients. Rosenfeld also looks at the practice of legal assisted suicide in Oregon and the Netherlands.
Table of contents: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0413/2004000157.html
KF 3827 E87 R64
Bioethical and evolutionary approaches to medicine and the law
By Keyes, W. Noel. Committee on Biotechnology, American Bar Association. c2007.
This text focuses on the multidisciplinary field of bioethics. It is divided into four major areas. The first part looks at the scientific, religious, and legal aspects of bioethics. The second part evaluates bioethical issues and discusses approaches for their resolution. The third part focuses on end of life issues such as physician assisted suicide. The fourth part looks at issues in genetics and genetic engineering. The author includes case law to help understand the issues presented.
Table of contents only: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip074/2006036128.html
KF 3827 K48
Consent to treatment : A practical guide
Latest received: UPDATE 2016. By Rozovsky, F. A. Aspen Publishers. 5th ed. c2015-.
This book contains an analysis of case law, legislation and regulatory law as it relates to consent to treatment. It includes chapters on the rules for consent, exceptions to the rules, reproductive matters, the right to refuse treatment, documentation of consent, and information for special populations such as prisoners, minors, and the elderly.
KF 3827 I5 R68
Durable powers of attorney and health care directives
Latest received: UPDATE 2016. By Jordan, Michael L. M. Thomson West]. 4th ed. c2004-.
This two-volume set is designed to help practitioners draft durable powers of attorneys and health care directives. A drafting checklists section assists in the construction of an outline. The form clauses section includes the actual wording for forms. In addition to general information about durable power of attorneys and federal law, a state-by-state review of case law is available.
KF 1347 J73
The law of later-life health care and decision making
By Frolik, Lawrence A. American Bar Association. c2006.
"A comprehensive description of the manner in which the law regulates and reacts to healthcare and personal decision making for the elderly. Readers will find answers to questions about important and complex healthcare subjects, outlining legal issues and the doctrines that are at play." - publisher's description
Table of contents only: http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0614/2006016974.html
KF 3608 F76
Legal guide for the seriously ill : Seven key steps to get your affairs in order
American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging. 2009.
This project by the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging was commissioned by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization to inform seriously ill individuals the necessary tools to put their affairs in order. Specific topics covered include paying for health care, managing health and personal decision, care of dependents, patient rights, employee rights, and managing assets.
KF 3825.5 L44
Patient care decision-making : A legal guide for providers
Latest received:REL. 18 (DEC 2010). By Obade, Claire C. Clark Boardman Callaghan. c1991-.
This book combines general discussion, case law, and practical guidance to help health care clients achieve a balance between their responsibilities to the patient and the patient's individual rights. The author addresses issues such as consensual treatment, the right to refuse treatment, forced treatment of the mentally ill, organ donation, and privacy and confidentiality.
KF 3825 O2
Principles of biomedical ethics
By Beauchamp, Tom L. Oxford University Press. 6th ed. 2009.
This is one of the fundamental titles in biomedical ethics. The authors discuss four principles that are at the center of biomedical ethics: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice. The volume is divided into three parts with the first covering moral foundations, the second covering moral principles, and final section covering theory and method.
Table of contents only: http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip088/2008000233.html
KF 3827 E87 B4