Law and Nursing / Edition 3

Law and Nursing / Edition 3

by Jean McHale, John Tingle
     
 

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The new and fully updated edition of this leading textbook places law in the context of nursing practice today. Recent developments examined include the Human Tissue Act 2004, which regulates the use of human material for research and transplantation purposes; the Mental… See more details below

Overview

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The new and fully updated edition of this leading textbook places law in the context of nursing practice today. Recent developments examined include the Human Tissue Act 2004, which regulates the use of human material for research and transplantation purposes; the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which regulates treatment concerning patients lacking mental capacity; new developments in patient safety and risk management; and the revised NHS patient complaints system.

  • Up to date information on: The revised NHS patient complaints system; Human Tissue Act 2004; Mental Capacity Act 2005; and Developments in patient safety and risk management
  • Accessible, up to date account of the law and its application to nursing practice
  • Coverage of controversial subject areas such as assisted suicide
  • Information on nurse prescribing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750688680
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/13/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: the nurse and the legal environment; Nursing negligence: general issues; Patient safety, litigation and complaints in the NHS; Legal aspects of expanded role, clinical guidelines and protocols and nurse prescribing; Consent to treatment I: general principles; Consent to treatment II: children and the mentally ill; Privacy, confidentiality, and access to health care records; Clinical research and the nurse; Reproductive choice; The end of life

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