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Legal Issues in Nursing 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780838556474
ISBN: 0838556477
Published: May 1998
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Completely rewritten, revised and updated, ""Legal Issues in Nursing"" is a sourcebook for basic legal knowledge. Based on American Law, this reference provides nurses and students with the fundamentals of US healthcare law, malpractice, negligence, and liability issues. The use of numerous case studies and recent court findings clearly illustrates key points including personal liability and insurance issues, the role of the court system, and case law in determining standards of nursing care.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW AND THE JUDICIAL PROCESS. Legal Concepts. The Judicial Process. Anatomy of a Lawsuit. LIABILITY ISSUES. Negligence and Malpractice. Intentional Torts. Nursing Liability: Defences. Informed Consent and Patient Self-Determination. Standards of Care. Documentation and Confidentiality. Professional Liability Insurance. IMPACT OF THE LAW ON THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF NURSING. Nurse Practice Acts, Licensure and the Scope of Practice. Advanced Practice Roles in Nursing. Nursing in Hospital Settings. Employment Laws: Corporate Liability Issues. Nursing Administration and the Nurse Manager. Contract Principles. Federal Laws. Nursing in Community Health Settings. Nursing in Academic Settings. ETHICS AND THE LAW. Ethics.