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Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene, 2nd Edition (Paperback)

Author Information
By Phyllis L. Beemsterboer, RDH, MS, EdD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Key Features
Real-world relevance of concepts helps you apply knowledge to everyday situations.
Contributors are renowned leaders in dental hygiene education.
Learning Outcomes and Key Terms at the beginning of each chapter provide a detailed list of the concepts to master.

New to this Edition
A new chapter, “Social Responsibility and Justice,” covers timely issues such as access to care and disparities in oral health care.
More case studies – 25 total – cover a wide range of situations.
The latest information on HIPAA policies is discussed, and the newly revised ADA and ADHA codes of ethics are printed in their entirety.

Table of Contents
Section I–Ethics
Chapter 1: Ethics and Professionalism
Chapter 2: Ethical Theory and Philosophy
Chapter 3: Ethical Principles and Values
Chapter 4: Social Responsibility and Justice
Chapter 5: Codes of Ethics
Appendix 5-1: American Dental Hygienists’ Association Code of Ethics for Dental
Hygienists 2007-2008
Chapter 6: Ethical Decision Making in Dental Hygiene and Dentistry

Section II–Law
Chapter 7: Society and the State Dental Practice Act
Chapter 8: Dental Hygienist–Patient Relationship
Chapter 9: Dental Hygienist–Dentist-Employer Relationship
Chapter 10: Risk Management

Section III–Simulations and Applications
Case Studies, Testlets, and Activities

Appendix A: American Dental Association Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct
Bibliography and Suggested Readings