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Our Hands Are Tied: Legal Tensions and Medical Ethics
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Our Hands Are Tied: Legal Tensions and Medical Ethics (Hardback)

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As a critical examination of the pervasive tension existing between defensive medicine and good, ethical patient care, this book investigates the impact of legalities on medical treatment. Physicians today are apprehensive about the threat of malpractice suits. Kapp explores the extent to which this fear is justified. He examines where physicians get their ideas about what the law forbids and requires, how physicians' perceptions of the law and medicine affect medical care, and whether these behavioral manifestations benefit or hurt a physician's ability to practice ethically. Kapp then suggests ways medical professionals can resolve tension caused by conflicting demands and encourage more ethical care.

Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesMedical professionMedical ethics & professional conduct Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 12/05/1998 ISBN-13: 9780865692763  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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MARSHALL B. KAPP is Professor in the Departments of Community Health and Psychiatry and Director of the Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Wright State University School of Medicine. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Dayton School of Law and is editor of the Journal of Ethics, Law, and Aging. He is the author of numerous books, including Geriatrics and the Law (Second edition, 1992) and Preventing Malpractice in Long Term Care (1987).

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