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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Nursing Law and Ethics 4th ed isbn 9780470671375

Nursing Law and Ethics 3rd ed

Edited by: John Tingle, Alan Cribb

ISBN13: 9781405132282
New Edition ISBN: 9780470671375
Previous Edition ISBN: 0632055073
Published: September 2007
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Nursing Law and Ethics takes an innovative and challenging approach to key legal and ethical issues, and considers the practical application of law and ethics in nursing. Part 1 explores the interface between law, ethics and nursing, patient complaints and the changing policy context. Part 2 addresses legal and ethical perspectives on more specialist topics including negligence, consent, resource allocation, mental health nursing, the critically ill patient, clinical governance and research.

The new edition reflects recent changes in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as the implementation of the new clinical negligence and complaints system.

  • Builds upon the strengths of previous editions
  • Legal Chapters accompanied by Ethical Commentary
  • Includes contributions from leading nurses, lawyers and ethicists

Medical Law
Part One: The Dimensions.
Chapter 1: The Legal Dimension: Legal System and Method.
Chapter 2: The Ethical Dimension: Nursing Practice, Nursing Philosophy and Nursing Ethics.
Chapter 3: The Professional Dimension: Professional Regulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.
Chapter 4: The Complaints Dimension: Patient Complaints in Health Care Provision.
Chapter 5: The Policy Dimension: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric towards a Safer NHS.
Part Two : The Perspectives.
Chapter 6: Negligence.
A: The Legal Perspective.
B: An Ethical Perspective-Negligence and Moral Obligations.
Chapter 7: Consent and the Capable Adult Patient.
A: The Legal Perspective.
B: An Ethical Perspective-Consent and Patient Autonomy.
Chapter 8: Responsibility, Liability and Scarce Resources.
A: The Legal Perspective.
B: An Ethical Perspective-How to do the right thing.
Chapter 9 Mental Health Nursing.
A: The Legal Perspective.
B: An Ethical Perspective-Compulsion and Autonomy.
Chapter 10 The Critically Ill Patient.
A: The Legal Perspective.
B: An Ethical Perspective-Declining and Withdrawing Treatment.
Chapter 11 Clinical Governance.
A: The Legal Perspectice.
B: An Ethical Perspective-Quality and Judgement.
Chapter 12 Clinical Research and Patients.
A: The Legal Perspective.
B: An Ethical Perspective-Nursing Research.