Synopses & Reviews
This text, Ethics, Legal Issues and Professionalism for Surgical Technology is intended to introduce the student to key non-technical aspects of professional practice. It is necessary to understand and apply these concepts in addition to the daily technical functions in the OR and other departments that work with surgery, such as radiology, lab services and central sterile processing. Ethical and legal issues arise daily. Surgical Technologists need the foundation in these principles to make the right decisions and perform in a manner that renders the highest quality patient care possible. Professional behaviors are crucial for any health care worker. The first two sections will enable the student to develop a base of knowledge in the fundamentals of ethics and legal issues. In addition, section one includes a theory on moral reasoning, human value development and the bio-psychosocial needs of the patient. Specific ethical controversial topics will be introduced for analyzing. Section two covers legal terminology, sources and types of law, legal doctrines, liabilities, etc. Section three focuses on professional practice and exposes the student to the basic knowledge and behaviors a professional must have. Each chapter begins with key terminology and objectives. The end of each chapter will include a summary, review questions and a case study for discussion and debate.
Ethics, Legal Issues and Professionalism for Surgical Technology introduces you to key, non-technical aspects of professional practice. Understanding and applying the proper concepts regarding ethics, legal issues, and professionalism is vital for a surgical technologist. This book offers you a foundation in these principles so you can make the right decisions and perform in a manner that renders the highest quality patient care possible. You will develop a base of knowledge in the fundamentals of ethics and legal issues and then progress through theory on moral reasoning, human value development and the bio-psychosocial needs of the patient. Controversial topics will be introduced for analysis and discussion. From there, you move on to legal terminology, sources and types of law, legal doctrines, and liabilities. The final section focuses on professional practice and exposes you to the basic knowledge and behaviors a professional must have.
About the Author
Julia Jackson, BAH, CST, has been Program Coordinator and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education at Baker College of Flint, MI for over five year. She has been a Certified Surgical Technologist for over ten years. She is on the AST Education Committee as well as the AST Core Curriculum Revision Committee and is the Chair of the Bake College-Flint Surgical Technology Board.
Table of Contents
Section I: Ethics Chapter One: Introduction To Ethics Chapter Two: The Role Of Morality In Decision Making Chapter Three: Specific Ethical Issues Section II: Legal Concepts Chapter Four: Concepts In Professional Practice Law Chapter Five: Health Law And Regulations Chapter Six: Risk Management And Liability Section III: Principles Of Professionalism Chapter Seven: Professional Practices Appendix A Professional Standards Of Conduct For Surgical Technologists Appendix B Hippocratic Oath Appendix C Organ And Tissue Donation By Religious Affiliation Appendix D Real Life Cases