|Alison (Ali) Konieczny|
|Office: FLITE 315|
Health Care Law 2
Note: If you are doing research from off-campus, you will need to log-on to use databases and other online resources licensed by FSU. Just use your MyFSU username and password to log-on. Click here for more information on off-campus database access.
To find articles pertinent to legal issues impacting healthcare, such as:
- Michigan Medical Malpractice Tort Reform
- Informed Consent
- Health Care Fraud and Abuse
- Compliance Regulations/OIG
- Legal Issues in Nursing
- Stark Law
- AntiTrust Laws
- Whistle Blower Law Suits
Try the following resources:
Stat!Ref This is a good place to find background information because it is cross-searching reference books!!
Enter your search term into the search box and you will obtain a rank-ordered list of results taken from various medical encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other medical reference books.
This is a general database that will be useful for finding information on about any topic you can come up with! Start off using the Find Subject search box, and if you don't find your subject, use the Basic Search or the Advanced Search to search by keywords. **If your subject is found, click on +Subdivisions, and you will see there is a Subdivision of Laws, Regulations, and Rules.
Academic Onefile is a database that will have many similar articles, but will also have unique content, so try them both! Academic OneFile operates in the same manner as General OneFile.
The Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) currently gathers information from more than 3000 journals. Once you've run a search, use the options on the left-hand side to narrow your date range, and consider using Subject: Major Heading to limit your search to a major topic of interest. Also, in both the Basic Search and Advanced Search there is a Publication Type of Legal Cases that you may wish to select
In order to link out to the full text of articles through CINAHL, click on the Find It link to try to access the full text. For an example, see the Obtaining the Full-Text of Articles link below.
Click here for a CINAHL tutorial
This is the largest biomedical database, with over 21 million citations. Search using keywords and then limit your search if necessary. If retrieving too many results, some options to narrow your results include:
- Limits link: This provides you with many options to narrow your results, including
- Type of Article: Consider selecting both Legal Cases and Legislation
- Under Search Field Tags select Title to have your keywords found only in the title, making the article more likely to be on topic
- Related Citations comes in very handy when you find an article that is very much on topic, and will find more related articles
- Review link that shows up to the right of the results will allow you to see only review articles that tend to provide nice overviews of information
Click here for PubMed Tutorials.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe Using this database, scroll down the screen and on the left-hand side select US Legal, and from there select what source you want such as Law Reviews (these tend to be journals that review laws). Once you are on the US Legal search screen, under Limit To there is the option of limiting your results to Healthcare Law.
- Search the Michigan Compiled Laws directly
Westlaw Campus: After selecting the Law tab as instructed above, for Law Reviews you can select Michigan, or for Cases or Statutes and Regulations select Michigan
- Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe US Legal search will allow you to select State Statutes, Federal and State Cases, or add the keyword Michigan to your keyword search
If you do not see that the full text is available within the database, always look for the Find It link. Some databases contain little full-text, but allow you to link out to Ferris' holdings or the interlibrary loan request form. The picture below is an example of the options you may see when trying to locate an article or journal using the Find It link.
The library has an extensive collection of e-books relevant to legal issues in healthcare:
- Search by keyword, and then under Material Type select E-BOOK
Some Examples Include :
- Medical Malpractice
- Medicaid/Medicare Fraud
- Informed Consent
- Click here to look for more books. To specifically select e-books, once you've run your search, scroll down the screen and under Format select E-book
If writing a research paper, scholarly articles from Academic Journals and other reliable sources, such as reference books should be utilized. The databases discussed above can help you locate reliable information. If you are using websites as sources of information, be sure to evaluate the website. For more information on how to evaluate a website, please click here.
Any more questions? Contact: Alison (Ali) Konieczny / Email / Phone: 231-591-3696 / Office: FLITE 315
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Last Update: Oct. 11, 2011