Legal Aspects of Nursing

This book introduces nurses and other health care professionals to the law relating to the practice of nursing and includes specialist chapters on paediatrics, ITU and many other areas. They are vividly illustrated with situations based on everyday nursing practice. Cases explore the legal issues that arise and more.

Legal Aspects of Nursing is a highly successful and well respected text which introduces nurses and other health care professionals to the law via everyday nursing situations of legal consequence and includes specialist chapters on paediatrics, ITU and many other areas. Specifically written with the non-lawyer in mind, the book takes a practical approach via fictional 'Situation' boxes which expertly highlight the relevance of the law to health care professionals' daily work. Relevant cases are also highlighted in this way. Suitable for degree, diploma and masters courses in nursing and related areas.

Review:

...comprehensive and valuable...the book is clearly written and avoids legal jargon. Rosemary Wilkinson, Royal College of Nursing, London (Quotation from Nursing Ethics 9 (3))
Author:
Bridgit C. Dimond
Format:
Paperback

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This book introduces nurses and other health care professionals to the law relating to the practice of nursing and includes specialist chapters on paediatrics, ITU and many other areas. They are vividly illustrated with situations based on everyday nursing practice. Cases explore the legal issues that arise and more.

Legal Aspects of Nursing is a highly successful and well respected text which introduces nurses and other health care professionals to the law via everyday nursing situations of legal consequence and includes specialist chapters on paediatrics, ITU and many other areas. Specifically written with the non-lawyer in mind, the book takes a practical approach via fictional 'Situation' boxes which expertly highlight the relevance of the law to health care professionals' daily work. Relevant cases are also highlighted in this way. Suitable for degree, diploma and masters courses in nursing and related areas.

Review:

...comprehensive and valuable...the book is clearly written and avoids legal jargon. Rosemary Wilkinson, Royal College of Nursing, London (Quotation from Nursing Ethics 9 (3))

Product details

Author:
Bridgit C. Dimond
Publisher:
Longman
Edition:
4th Edition
ISBN:
9780582822788
Pages:
808
Width (mm):
189
Length (mm):
246
Table of Contents:
  • PART 1 GENERAL PRINCIPLES AFFECTING ALL NURSES 1 Introduction: four arenas of accountability, the legal system and human rights 2 Actions in the criminal courts and defences to criminal charges 3 Liability in a civil court case for negligence 4 Specific problem areas in civil liability: personal liability of the nurse, vicarious liability of the employer and managerial issues 5 Statutory functions and management of the NHS 6 Progress of a civil claim: defences and compensation 7 Consent to treatment and informing the patient 8 Data protection: confidentiality and access 9 Record keeping, statements and evidence in court 10 The nurse and employment law 11 The nurse as a registered professional 12 Health and safety and the nurse PART 11 SPECIALIST AREAS 13 Children and young persons 14 Midwifery 15 The nurse on the gynaecology ward 16 Intensive care, transfusion and transplant surgery nursing 17 Theatre and anaesthetic nursing and the recovery ward 18 Nurse educator and researcher 19 Legal aspects of the care of older people 20 Nursing the mentally disordered21 Accident and emergency, outpatients, genito-urinary departments and day surgery 22 Human fertility and genetics 23 Community, primary care nursing and palliative care 24 Scope of professional practice, clinical nurse specialist and consultant nurse PART 111 GENERAL AREAS 25 Legal aspects of property 26 Legal aspects of AIDS and other infectious diseases 27 Handling complaints 28 Legal aspects of medicines 29 Legal aspects of death 30 Complementary and alternative therapies Appendix A Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights Appendix B Congenital Disabilities (Civil Liability) Act 1976 (1976 c 28) Appendix C Schedules 2 and 3 of Data Protection Act 1998 Appendix D Department of Health/NHS consent forms Glossary Websites Further reading Index
Weight (g):
1540

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