By Gregory G. Davis MD, MSPH (auth.)
Almost all pathologists face criminal matters whilst facing the specimens they paintings with on a daily foundation, even if it contains quality controls and insurance in dealing with the specimens, dealing with the potential of malpractice matches, or serving as knowledgeable witness in a tribulation.
Written in a simple to learn, conversational tone, with a dose of fine humor, this e-book fills the necessity for a instruction manual that discusses the whole spectrum of felony concerns that many pathologists face, written from a pathologist's standpoint. geared up in 12 elementary chapters, the ebook starts off with a comparability of legislation and medication and explains the fundamentals of the yank criminal procedure. It maintains with discussions of the impression of legislation at the perform of pathology, together with such themes as specimens with strength felony implications, the debate of saving organs for instructing, buying and saving specimens for toxicology checking out and DNA affirmation in identification checking out. a must have part on malpractice fits covers explanation why sufferers sue, what to do if sued, and decreasing the opportunity of being sued. the writer addresses professional witness testimony, together with the right way to be knowledgeable witness, conflicts of curiosity, behavior in a court docket, what to assert and what to not say. quality controls and coverage because it applies to the pathologist can be mentioned. criminal implications for the knowledge age, together with using web and e mail in regards to sufferer confidentiality is mentioned intimately. Case samples are scattered through the textual content to demonstrate the foundations mentioned. each time period is outlined within the glossary.