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Nurses and the Law

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ISBN13: 9780721634630
ISBN: 072163463X
Published: April 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99



Here's a comprehensive, in-depth, and clearly focused overview of legal issues affecting nurses and nursing practice today. This book is more in-depth than Greighton: Law Every Nurse Should Know. Organized into three major sections--Overview of the Law, Legal Issues, and Legal Concerns of Nurses in Diverse Roles and Settings--this authoritative text lucidly explains what the law is, how it works, and how it applies to current nursing practice.

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Contents:
Part I: Overview of the Law. The Government and the Law. The Nurse and the Judicial System. Concepts of Negligence, Professional Negligence, And Liability. Professional Negligence: Prevention and Defense. Quality Assurance and Risk Management. Other Torts and Civil Rights. Administrative Law. Criminal Law. Contract Law. Part II: Legal Issues. Ethics and Nursing Practice. Reproductive and Family Concerns. Informed Consent and Refusal of Treatment. Issues Related to Death and Dying. Issues Related to Violence. Part III: Legal Concerns of Nurses in Diverse Roles and Settings. Licensure and Nursing Practice. The Nurse as Employee. The Nurse in the Acute Care Setting. The Nurse as Administrator. The Nurse in the Community. The Nurse in the Academic Setting. The Nurse in Advanced Practice. The Nurse as Entrepreneur. Appendix A: Interview Guidelines and Assessment Criteria for Choosing an Attorney. Appendix B: Guidelines for Legal Research. Appendix C: State Nurses' Associations, State Regulatory Agencies, And Selected Nursing Organizations. Appendix D: Annotated Listing of Selected Legal Columns in Nursing Journals.