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Legal And Ethical Considerations For Dental Hygienists And Assistants



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Author: Judith Ann Davison

Publisher: Mosby

Publish Date: 14th December 1999

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Pages: 378

Language: English

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Dental hygienists and dental assistants need to be aware of current accepted legal processes related to such issues as infection control, insurance, malpractice, liability, and negligence. LEGAL AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS AND ASSISTANTS provides them with strong theoretical and philosophical information concerning the legal, ethical, and management dilemmas that face the entire dental health team. Real-life examples with expert commentary and follow-up questions illustrate legal situations the dental hygienist or assistant may face.

Table of Contents

SECTION I THE LEGAL SYSTEMCHAPTER 1 THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM CHAPTER 2 PROCEDURAL LAW/STRUCTURE OF A LAWSUITCHAPTER 3 THE LAW AND ETHICSSECTION II LEGAL RIGHTS THAT DEFINE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALSCHAPTER 4 TORT LAW UNINTENTIONAL ACTSCHAPTER 5 TORT LAW INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCTCHAPTER 6 INFORMED CONSENTCHAPTER 7 CONFIDENTIALITY AND DISCLOSURECHAPTER 8 CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIPSCHAPTER 9 DISCRIMINATIONSECTION III QUALITY ASSURANCECHAPTER 10 ACCREDITATION AND CREDENTIALINGCHAPTER 11 LEGAL CONSEQUENCES OF UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICECHAPTER 12 THE ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTSECTION IV OFFICE PROTOCOLS AND PATIENT RECORDSCHAPTER 13 MEDICAL AND DENTAL RECORDS CHAPTER 14 FORENSIC DENTISTRY CHAPTER 15 OFFICE PROCEDURESSECTION V EMPLOYMENTCHAPTER 16 EMPLOYEE RIGHTS, APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS CHAPTER 17 SEXUAL HARRASSMENT CHAPTER 18 INSURANCESECTION VI CHANGING THE LAWCHAPTER 19 CREATING OR CHANGING LAW APPENDICESAppendix A. American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional ConductAppendix B Code of Ethics for Dental HygienistsAppendix C American Dental Assistants Association Principles of Ethics and Professional ConductAppendix D Ethics for Dental Laboratory Technologists Appendix E Code of Ethics for Dental Laboratory IndustryAppendix F Safety Mini-Audit for Compliance and Safety Checklist Excerpts from The Written Office Safety ProgramAppendix G Rhode Island Equal Opportunity and Affirmative ActionAppendix H Maines Dental Practice Act and Rules and RegulationsAppendix I Wyomings Dental Practice Act and Rules and Regulations