OverviewLegal First Aid: A Guide for Health Care Professionals is a definitive quick reference for the health care professional, providing the answers to legal questions related to patient care. A succinct and easy-to-understand text, this book provides solid advice on important legal issues such as What can I discuss under HIPAA with the patients family? and Who can make end-of-life decisions if there is no next-of-kin? This guide also includes a glossary as well as case examples, dialogues, resources, and caution call-outs. Legal First Aid: A Guide for Health Care Professionals covers all aspects of both civil and criminal law problems and informs readers faced with difficult legal issues when to seek professional help. Every practicing health professional should have this guide!