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The law related to the provision of healthcare in Canada continues to evolve, raising complex issues related to everything from end-of-life care to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of medical records. In Law for Healthcare Providers, authors Ubaka Ogbogu and Erin Nelson examine this broad range of topics and provide useful guidance to healthcare professionals on the laws and policies surrounding these issues.
A valuable resource
Written for medical professionals and practitioners in Canada, this book addresses health law in all Canadian jurisdictions. In addition to providing succinct and comprehensive overviews of the law that is relevant to healthcare, Law for Healthcare Providers allows readers to access the information they need quickly and easily. Topics covered include the confidentiality of patient information, medical negligence, reproductive and sexual health law, and professional regulation and discipline.
This volume is a valuable resource for doctors, nurses and medical staff as it offers practical solutions to everyday matters that they face at work while referencing the applicable legislation, regulations and policies. In particular, Law for Healthcare Providers is useful as it:
- Outlines current Canadian laws and policies related to healthcare
- Includes helpful tables and charts that highlight key concepts and information
- Provides a list of further reading at the end of each chapter
This reference book would be useful for:
- Healthcare practitioners and professionals as a reference guide for doctors, nurses, medical students, hospital and facility staff who need to quickly identify legal issues and determine next steps
- Academics as it can serve as a resource for medical and nursing students who need to understand the medical legal landscape
- Health law lawyers who want an up-to-date resource that addresses the issues they face on a regular basis
- In-house lawyers in the medical industry as it acts as a resource that lawyers can rely on for the most current information related to health law
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Indigenous peoples and health care
2. A brief background on Indigenous health in Canada
3. The legal framework for Indigenous healthcare
4. Social determinants of health
5. The need for culturally safe care
6. Indigenous involvement in healthcare delivery
8. Further reading
Chapter 2: Medical negligence
2. The Elements of negligence
3. Duty of care
4. Standard of care
5. Injury or harm
7. Defences to medical negligence
8. Institutional liability
9. Professional regulation
11. Further readings
Chapter 3: Consent and informed consent
2. Sources of Consent Law
3. Obtaining Consent: Express and Implied Consent
4. Exceptions to the Consent Requirement
5. Autonomy and Consent
6. Withdrawing Consent
7. Elements of Consent
8. Informed Consent
Chapter 4: Health information and medical records
2. What is health information?
3. Health information versus medical records
4. Why is health information protected by law?
5. How is health information protected by law?
6. Who do health information statutes apply to?
7. Identifying versus non-identifying information
8. Collection of health information
9. Use of health information
10. Disclosure of health information
11. Right of access to health information
12. Electronic health records
14. Further reading
Chapter 5: Reproductive and Sexual Healthcare
4. Pregnancy and childbearing
5. Assisted reproduction
7. Further reading
Chapter 6: Organ and tissue donation
2. The basics: Legal rules, bodies and body parts
3. Deceased donation
4. Living donation
5. Special considerations in organ and tissue donation
7. Further reading
Chapter 7: End of life care
2. Healthcare decision-making at the end of life
3. Law and planning for end of life care
5. Further reading
Chapter 8: Health research
2. The health research governance framework
3. Protection of animals used in research
4. Tri-council policy statement: ethical conduct for research involving humans
5. Human genetic research
6. Research Involving Human Embryos, Fetuses and Reproductive Materials
7. Research Involving Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
8. Research on Human Biological Materials
10. Further Readings
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