Law and Nursing / Edition 3

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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

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"Newly updated, this textbook provides a commentary on the areas of the law of interest to nurses.

Headings and questions with associated answers help the reader understand the principles being put forward. It is well referenced, chapter by chapter, and has suggestions for further reading.

This would be a useful first book for studying legal or professional issues in nursing. It is also recommended for those who have an understanding of the law and want to see how recent changes, for example, the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act, are affecting professional practice."

Senior Lecturer and academic lead, law in health care, University of Plymouth

Nursing Standard :: August 15 :: vol 21 no 49 :: 2007

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750688680
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/13/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272

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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