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Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780857258915
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Learning Matters
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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Midwives are accountable to families, the public, their employers and the profession. It is essential that student midwives have a clear understanding of the legal and professional dilemmas they may face in the course of their career and how to address them in order to practice effectively. This book is an essential resource for student midwives, providing a clear introduction to the subject to help develop their understanding of the requirements for safe practice. This new edition contains new scenarios and advice from practising midwives, more coverage of ethics and complex decision-making and updates to the law and professional frameworks.

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Subjects:
Medical Law
Contents:
Introduction to the law and the legal system
Principled decision making and ethics
Accountability in midwifery practice
Equality and human rights
Consent to examination and treatment
Consent: children and infants
Safeguarding children
Recordkeeping
Confidentiality
Legal status of the unborn child
Health promotion and public health
Negligence
Domestic abuse and protecting the vulnerable adult
Reproduction, family planning and the law
Medicines and the law
Health and safety.