Title

Health Law and Ethics

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

5-2020

ISBN

9780323694629

Abstract

Law and ethics are both essential attributes of a high-functioning health care system and powerful explainers of why the existing system is so difficult to improve. U.S. health law is not seamless; rather, it derives from multiple sources and is based on various theories that may be in tension with one another. There are state laws and federal laws, laws setting standards and laws providing funding, laws reinforcing professional prerogatives, laws furthering social goals, and laws promoting market competition. Complying with law is important, but health professionals also should understand that the legal and ethical constraints under which health systems operate must themselves adapt if health systems science is to advance.

First Page

220

Last Page

242

Num Pages

23

Publisher

Elsevier

Editor

Susan E. Skochelak, Maya M. Hammound, & Kimberly D. Lomis

Book Title

Health Systems Science

Edition

2d

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