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Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene

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ISBN: 9780323761192

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Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene , 4th Edition

By Kristin Minihan-Anderson, RDH, MSDH

232 pages
Trim Size 7 1/2 X 9 1/4 in
Copyright 2023
$90.99, Paperback, Reference

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Learn professional, practical ways to handle ethical and legal issues in dental practice! Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene, 4th Edition provides a solid foundation in ethical theory and laws relating to oral healthcare professionals, including ethical conduct and social responsibility. An ethical decision-making model helps you unpack and analyze ethical dilemmas, and case scenarios challenge you to apply concepts to the real world. Written by a team of experts led by educator Kristin Minihan-Anderson, this book helps Dental Hygiene students prepare for the NBDHE exam and also serves as an valuable reference for practitioners looking to continue their professional growth.

Key Features

  • Dental hygiene-focused coverage highlights need-to-know concepts and information on ethics and law.
  • Logical organization of content includes separate sections on ethics, law, and simulations and applications of both, building a solid foundation for practical application.
  • Concepts with real-world relevance make it easier to apply your knowledge to everyday situations.
  • Six-step decision-making model provides a framework with which to tackle ethical situations.
  • Chapters on legal concepts include information on risk management and state dental practice legislation.
  • Key terms are defined in each chapter and in the glossary.
  • Key vocabulary helps you understand complex content.

New to this Edition

  • NEW! Updated illustrations visually support key content.
  • NEW! Updated case studies include realistic scenarios, helping students explore a wide range of situations and practice making sound ethical and legal decisions.
  • NEW! Updated testlets use short clinical scenarios to help students develop skills in critical thinking and problem solving, and prepare for the case-based component of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE).

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Author Information

By Kristin Minihan-Anderson, RDH, MSDH, Assistant Professor Public Health Coordinator Fones School of Dental Hygiene University of Bridgeport Bridgeport, Connecticut

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