This book contains guidance for all dental care professionals, especially dental nurses. It also provides explanations of the implications of General Dental Council guidance on the Standards for Dental Care professionals, case study examples and checklists and self-assured responses to case study questions.
Professional Responsibility in Dentistry: A Practical Guide to Law and Ethics is a book that integrates dental law, risk management, professionalism, and ethics, as all are interrelated in everyday practice. Beyond theory, the fact-based approach of this book shows examples of various situations the dentist may face. Dr. Graskemper addresses a range of topics, from legal concepts and regulation of dentistry to professionalism and ethics. He points out specific issues in the practice of dentistry, particularly those that confront new dentists and dentists with new practices. True Cases throughout the book walk readers through real-world examples of complex situations and discuss the proper way to handle them with attention to the legal, ethical, and practice management ramifications. These include patient charting, professional criticisms, child neglect, associateships, patient refunds, and more. Key Features: True Cases show real examples of professional and ethical issues facing the practicing dentist Integrates various aspects of professionalism, ethics, law, and practice management Written by a practicing dentist with a law degree, with perspectives on both the legal and dental aspects of ethical and professional questions
Helps dental professionals to develop their understanding of the ethical principles and professional guidelines essential in the practice of dentistry. This title covers the issues of inter alia consent, confidentiality, negligence, whistle-blowing and responsibilities to patients as well as to other members of the dental team and to society.
"Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals is a guide to aid in the resolution of ethical dilemmas with legal implications. This comprehensive reference provides both the student and practicing health care professional with an overview of the ethical and legal issues that face health care providers today. The reader will better understand ethical dilemmas and learn how to evaluate and distinguish between the "rightness" and "wrongness" of alternative courses of action when faced with complicated problems to solve."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Professional Obligations and Practical Applications, Third Edition
Author: David T. Ozar
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
The First Years of Practice -- The Mature, Well-Experienced Dentist -- Thinking about the Case -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Resources for Dental Professional Ethics and Professionalism Education -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- About the Authors
This book illuminates issues in medical ethics revolving around the complex bond between healer and patient, focusing on friendship and other important values in the healing relationship. Embracing medicine, philosophy, theology, and bioethics, it considers whether bioethical issues in medicine, nursing, and dentistry can be examined from the perspective of the healing relationship rather than external moral principles. Distinguished contributors explore the role of the health professional, the moral basis of health care, greater emphasis on the humanities in medical education, and some of the current challenges facing healers today.
This great resource presents dentistry and dental practice against the ever-changing backdrop of economic, technological, and demographic trends, as well as the distribution of the oral diseases that dental professionals treat and prevent. The text is logically divided into five parts. Dentistry and the Community deals with the development of the dental and dental hygiene professions, demographics of the public, its use of dental services, and the professional role. Dental Practice covers the structure and financing of dental care, the personnel involved in providing that care, and the emerging field of evidence-based dentistry. The Methods of Oral Epidemiology provides a comprehensive assessment of the epidemiology of oral diseases and the determinants of their distribution in society. The Distribution of Oral Diseases and Conditions gives a detailed presentation of how the common oral diseases are distributed in the community. Prevention of Oral Diseases in Public Health discusses methods of preventing oral diseases in dental practice and through public health action. Thorough explanations of how to read dental literature help readers understand how to draw their own conclusions from the latest studies. Coverage presents a number of complex problems facing practitioners today regarding access to dental care, and discusses how to solve them by working with public authorities and insurers. Comprehensive coverage of oral disease distribution helps readers to understand trends and risks they will encounter in the field. Material on prevention and control of oral diseases provides important information that all dental practitioners should have. Research designs used in oral epidemology assess the pros and cons of dental indexes available, allowing readers to gain an understanding of the complexities of disease measurement and research. Detailed content on providing dental care to the American public presents a unique opportunity to learn the system of dental care delivery. State-of-the-art coverage of mercury issues offer a balanced view of issues like toxicity, potential hazards, review of evidence, and politics. Ethical guidelines provide a discussion of how ethical principles have evolved over time and the precipitating events that pushed ethical practice into the forefront of health care. Information on the development of dental professions gives readers insight into how these professions originated and their current state. · Content addresses evidence-based dentistry, and how it can and should become part of the everyday clinical life of the practitioner, since staying current is vital to providing excellent patient care. · Discussions of infection control procedures and the impact of HIV and Hepatitis B incorporate new, updated guidelines in dental health care settings released in 2003.
Radcliffe Primary Care series Work based learning is central to life long learning and most health professionals working in primary care are already formally or informally involved within this learning process. This book is a practical guide describing what work based learning is and outlining how it can be used as an effective learning system. Case studies throughout are taken from personal accounts of learning experiences from members of primary care teams. They demonstrate how work based learning can be made more effective and how this contributes to promoting change and service improvement. Work based Learning in Primary Care is essential reading for all members of the primary care team.
The chapters in Patient Care and Professionalism are ordered so that the main character in this book, the patient, has the first voice, followed by the ancient history of professionalism, the recent resurrection of professionalism in the United Kingdom (UK), and finally professionalism in the United States (US). The eleven chapters cover the various health care professions: medicine, nursing, public health, law, leadership, religion, and finally a chapter on the science of professionalism. The chapters are all written by internationally known experts. The authors share their collective experience to shine light on professionalism from a new angle, revealing the way to a new kind of relationship for patients and physicians of the future-a rebirth of trust borne in real collaboration. The volume begins with a discussion of what is meant by the term "advocacy" in the practice of medicine, and then offers perspectives on where opportunities for medical advocacy lie, the rich collaborations they engender, and ways to overcome systemic barriers to advocacy.
Stay on top of the latest industry advancements, technology, and skill sets with The Administrative Dental Assistant, 3rd Edition. This comprehensive textbook delivers all the latest information and skill practice you need to succeed in the paperless era: technology, forms, and equipment in use today; up-to-date coding information; HIPAA and OSHA guidelines; functions of the dental business office; communication and critical thinking exercises; and in-depth instruction for completing common tasks such as scheduling, bookkeeping, electronic record regulations and insurance coding. A companion workbook and online tools offer interactive games, identification exercises, daily task simulations, and practice management software to supplement your text learning, polish your skills, and prime you for a successful career in the modern dental office.