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Legal Issues in Nursing 3rd ed

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ISBN13: 9780838556597
ISBN: 0838556590
Published: April 2003
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



For introductory undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing. The definitive sourcebook for basic legal knowledge, this reference covers the majority of legal issues in nursing in depth, citing current case examples from courts throughout the United States. It gives a thorough explanation of the law, its sources, doctrines, and court system, and combines legal and ethical topics to show students how both concepts affect nursing practice in all clinical settings. It provides practical tips for improving patient care and reducing liability risks, and answers the legal questions most commonly asked by nurses.

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Contents:
I. INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW AND THE JUDICIAL PROCESS.
1. Legal Concepts.
2. The Judicial Process.
3. Anatomy of a Lawsuit. II. INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS.
4. Ethics. III. LIABILITY ISSUES.
5. Standards of Care.
6. Tort Law.
7. Nursing Liability: Defenses.
8. Informed Consent and Patient Self-Determination.
9. Documentation and Confidentiality.
10. Professional Liability Insurance. IV. IMPACT OF THE LAW ON THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF NURSING.
11. Nurse Practice Acts, Licensure, and the Scope of Practice.
12. Advanced Nursing Practice Roles.
13. Nursing in Acute Care Settings.
14. Employment Laws: Corporate Liability Issues.
15. Nursing Administration and the Nurse-Manager.
16. Ambulatory Care Nursing.
17. Nursing in Managed Care Settings.
18. Nursing in Community Health Settings.
19. Nursing in Academic Settings.
20. Federal Laws: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Index.