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Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy

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ISBN13: 9780632040742
ISBN: 0632040742
Published: December 1996
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This practical text covers the legal aspects which arise in occupational;therapy. Written for those who have no legal knowledge, the book clearly sets;out the basic principles of law which apply to practical situations.

Chapters on all the main client groups, including children, the elderly, physically and;mentally handicapped, provide the relevant specialist law. Health and Safety laws are explained, and the text is supported by an extensive glossary of legal terms.

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Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Foreword; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; The legal system; Section A Professional Issues:;Registration and the role of the statutory bodies; Professional conduct proceedings; Education; Section B Client Centred Care:; Rights of clients; Consent and information giving; Confidentiality; Access to records; Section C Accountability in the Civil and Criminal Courts:; Negligence; Health and safety; Record keeping; Giving evidence in court; Handling complaints; Equipment issues; Transport issues; Section D Management Areas:; Employment and the statutory organisation of the NHS; Community care; Private practice; Section E Specialist Client Groups:; Care of those with physical disabilities; Care of the mentally ill; Care of those with learning disabilities; Care of children; Care of the elderly; Section F Specialist Areas:; Teaching and research; Complementary medicine; Conclusion; Appendices; Glossary; Further reading; Addresses; Table of cases; Table of statutes; Index