Essentials of Law for Health Professionals / Edition 2

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals / Edition 2

by Kim Forrester, Debra Griffiths
     
 

ISBN-10: 0729537390

ISBN-13: 9780729537391

Pub. Date: 02/14/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Perfect for:

• • Bachelor of Nursing students
• • Diploma of Nursing students
• • Bachelor of Midwifery students
• • Bachelor of Paramedicine students
• • Bachelor of Health science students
• • Post graduate Nursing and Midwifery students

Essentials of Law for Health

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Perfect for:

• • Bachelor of Nursing students
• • Diploma of Nursing students
• • Bachelor of Midwifery students
• • Bachelor of Paramedicine students
• • Bachelor of Health science students
• • Post graduate Nursing and Midwifery students

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 4e provides students with the information and knowledge necessary to make well-informed and considered decisions about their legal rights and obligations, and the legal rights and obligations of the patients and clients under their care.

• • Introduces the fundamental concepts and frameworks of health law with clear examples
• • Focuses on the importance of accurate records, patient confidentiality and the impact of medical negligence
• • Provides an increased focus on ethical issues, particularly around refusal and/or withdrawal of treatment, guardianship and the manipulation of life
• • Outlines the obligations and responsibilities in relation to medicines, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and explores the management of health complaints
• • Highlights contemporary issues around National Registration requirements for health professionals.

• • Revised chapters explaining the roles of government and legal professionals
• • Chapter 12; Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals reflects the National registration requirements for health professionals
• • Issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide, mental health, abuse and negligence have been enhanced.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780729537391
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
02/14/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Reviewers xii

Section 1 Introduction to Law for Health Professionals

1 Introductory Concepts and the Court Hierarchy 3

2 The Australian Constitution and System of Government 23

3 Working with Legal Representatives 33

Section 2 Legal Concepts for Health Professionals

4 Management of Patient and Client Information 61

5 Negligence 87

6 Intentional Torts 133

Section 3 Life and Death Issues

7 Refusal of Treatment 165

8 Manipulation of Life 195

9 Criminal Law Issues and the Coroner 219

Section 4 Working within the Law

10 Contractual and Industrial Elements of Professional Practice 249

11 Statutes Controlling Health Service Delivery 291

12 Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals 321

Section 5 Appendices

Table of Cases 357

Table of Statutes 360

Abbreviations 369

Expert Witness Code of Conduct 371

AMA Code of Ethics-2004 373

Index 379

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