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Nursing Law and Ethics

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ISBN13: 9780632036172
ISBN: 0632036176
Published: March 1995
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Legal knowledge is essential in a complex, dynamic and increasingly litigious working environment. A knowledge of ethics is equally important. Many situations which a nurse may encounter have both legal and ethical implications. Expensive litigation may be avoided if a nurse can recognize potential legal problems.;This book provides practical perspectives on key legal and ethical issues in nursing, midwifery and health visiting. The emphasis is on the application of legal and ethical principles, and the illustrations of the relationship between law and ethics in a nursing and medical context. It gives practical case study examples.;The chapters in part two contain both legal and ethical perspectives on more specialist topics, including negligence, consent, resource allocation, mental health nursing, the critically ill patient and research.

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Contents:
Part 1 The legal accountability of the nurse; key ethical concepts; the professional dimension.
Part 2 Concept of nursing negligence; informed consent; allocating health care resources; treatment of people with mental illness and learning disabilities; the critically ill patient; patient consent to treatment; medico-legal research issues; patient complaint channels.