Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century

Medico-Legal Issues in Infectious Diseases

Guide For Physicians

Authors: Fong, I.W.

  • Helps provide guidance to physicians dealing with a variety of infections to avoid pitfalls in diagnosis and management that often predispose litigations
  • Gives case scenarios in the format of problem-solving challenges faced by physicians in various practices and subspecialties
  • Helps provide better, optimum care to patients and encourages honesty and fairness with our patients when addressing our inevitable mistakes
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About this book

Despite the fact that most physicians will encounter medical litigation at some point in their careers, they have few resources for navigating through legal issues within the body of medical literature. With this in mind, this volume provides guidance to physicians and researchers.

 As the latest in the Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century series, it gives case scenarios in the format of problem-solving challenges faced by physicians in various practices and subspecialties. It covers topics including issues in the surgical and neurosurgical disciplines, obstetrics and gynecological infections, skin/soft tissue conditions, fevers, and complications related to HIV. It also gives information medical liability laws around the world.

Rather than encourage defensive medical practice, this book provides information on administering better care and being honest and fair with patients when addressing inevitable mistakes. It is a must for all practicing physicians.

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From the reviews:

“Presents the information using a case-based format, followed by discussions of medical and medicolegal highlights. … it would be better suited for educators who are teaching medical students and physicians in training as an introduction to this topic. … The themes of appropriate medical therapy and effective patient communication are reinforced throughout the book.” (John S. Czachor, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2011)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-8053-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-8052-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2826-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medico-Legal Issues in Infectious Diseases
Book Subtitle
Guide For Physicians
Authors
Series Title
Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8053-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8053-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8052-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2826-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 292
Topics