Legal Issues in Health Care (Out of Print)

Publication ID Published Version
1706 November 17, 2009 1


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Legal Issues in Health Care is an on-line interactive program that includes tutorials, factsheets, and StudyMate activities designed to teach legal and ethical issues involved in the practice of medicine. The materials provide a wide choice of activities to address different learning styles. The on-line tutorials are in PowerPoint format, and they provide a quick, bare bones overview of specific topics for the busy student, resident, fellow, or practitioner. The factsheets also provide a general overview of the topics and may be printed to give the learner a tangible product to review at his or her leisure. The StudyMate activities provide numerous learning activities, such as a quiz, crossword puzzles, a challenge game, flash cards, etc., that are designed to promote learning while having fun. The multiple choice questions embedded in the program contain explanations of why the correct answer is the most appropriate choice, providing a more in-depth study for the more serious learner. Tennessee law is featured in this program, but the principles discussed are relevant in all jurisdictions.


Schwab C. Legal Issues in Health Care (Out of Print). MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2009. Available from:

Contains time-sensitive information that will likely be inaccurate, obsolete, or irrelevant by May 28, 2011

Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to identify and apply basic legal/medical issues that may arise in the care and treatment of patients.
  2. To be able to describe the legal/ethical consequences of failing to conform to accepted standards of practice.
  3. To be able to improve risk management techniques employed in their practice.
  4. To be able to minimize the potential for lawsuits and/or disciplinary actions filed against them.


  • Business, Advance Directives (MeSH), Ethical Issues (MeSH), Confidentiality (MeSH), Consent (MeSH), Privacy (MeSH), Risk Management (MeSH), Law, Lawsuits, Legal Issues


  • Professionalism

Professional Interest

  • Medical Ethics
  • Professionalism

Instructional Methods

  • Assessment
  • Independent Learning
  • Tutorial

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Practicing Health Professional
    • Physician
  • Professional School
    • Medical Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Fellow
    • Resident


  • Multimedia
  • Presentation

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