Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare

by David Lemberg MS DC on May 11, 2018

My new textbook, Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare, will be published by Cognella Academic Publishing in August 2018.

The textbook is a definitive resource for healthcare students and professionals in nursing, medicine, and the allied health sciences, providing a comprehensive overview and exploration of today’s ethical and legal landscape in healthcare delivery.
Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare

Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare discusses and analyzes

  • The history of healthcare ethics
  • Key concepts and intellectual traditions
  • The four principles of biomedical ethics
  • The history of legal systems
  • Tort law, negligence, and standards of care
  • Landmark court decisions and legislation in the context of healthcare ethics
  • Informed consent and patient rights and responsibilities
  • End-of-life decision-making

Importantly, Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare investigates healthcare issues in contemporary society, including

  • Social determinants of health
  • Health disparities/health inequities
  • Medicare and Medicaid systems
  • Bias in healthcare delivery
  • Corporate governance
  • Electronic health records
  • Gene editing and genetic technologies
  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare concludes with an in-depth examination of global challenges and the future of healthcare.

    Each chapter features real-world applications including case studies. Overall, Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare provides healthcare students and professionals with the critical information needed to navigate the myriad ethical and legal issues that inform and influence modern healthcare.

    The ISBN-13 designation and purchasing information will be available shortly.

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    Lemberg Commentary in The New York Times

    by David Lemberg MS DC on June 17, 2017

    I am quoted in Babies from Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts in the Tuesday, 5/16/2017, Health Section of The New York Times.

    The article, by the long-time Times journalist Tamar Levin, discusses the possibility of creating sperm and egg cells from skin cells utilizing in vitro gametogenesis (IVG). IVG is a recently developed reproductive technology that has been used, at present, to create viable mice.

    My commentary, referencing the warnings of the precautionary principle, appears at the bottom of the article.

    Previously, I have been quoted in

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