Law and Nursing

Law and Nursing

by John Tingle, Jean V. McHale
     
 

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Reviewer: Linda A. Moore, MSN, EdD (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)
Description: This book provides current information and case examples of the legal obligations of nurses in the United Kingdom. It provides sections on current statutes, information on Code of Conduct, and 12 chapters that target specific legal issues.
Purpose: The purpose is "to provide the nurse with an accessible and reasonably comprehensive guide" to legal obligations in the United Kingdom. The objectives regarding specific issues that nurses may confront are met with clear, concise descriptions. Each description is then followed by case examples with a discussion of why the case was settled in a specific manner.
Audience: The book is written for practicing nurses who are confronted daily with different legal issues. The authors have provided in-depth yet readable information in this respect. The primary author holds a law degree and is lecturer at the University of Manchester. The other two authors are affiliated with U.K. law schools; and one is visiting professor at Loyola University in Chicago.
Features: One of the most impressive features is the detailed table of contents. The book provides clear definitions of terms to prevent misinterpretations. A list of current and classic legal cases is provided in the introductory section. Most cases relate directly to the U.K., with a few from Australia, Canada, the United States, and other European areas.
Assessment: This book provides interesting information to serve as a basis for nurses in the U.K. to better understand the legal aspects of healthcare. It also provides nurses in other countries an international comparison of legal aspects. It is very interesting and provides enlightening information, making it worth the purchase.
3 Stars from Doody
Linda A. Moore
This book provides current information and case examples of the legal obligations of nurses in the United Kingdom. It provides sections on current statutes, information on Code of Conduct, and 12 chapters that target specific legal issues. The purpose is ""to provide the nurse with an accessible and reasonably comprehensive guide"" to legal obligations in the United Kingdom. The objectives regarding specific issues that nurses may confront are met with clear, concise descriptions. Each description is then followed by case examples with a discussion of why the case was settled in a specific manner. The book is written for practicing nurses who are confronted daily with different legal issues. The authors have provided in-depth yet readable information in this respect. The primary author holds a law degree and is lecturer at the University of Manchester. The other two authors are affiliated with U.K. law schools; and one is visiting professor at Loyola University in Chicago. One of the most impressive features is the detailed table of contents. The book provides clear definitions of terms to prevent misinterpretations. A list of current and classic legal cases is provided in the introductory section. Most cases relate directly to the U.K., with a few from Australia, Canada, the United States, and other European areas. This book provides interesting information to serve as a basis for nurses in the U.K. to better understand the legal aspects of healthcare. It also provides nurses in other countries an international comparison of legal aspects. It is very interesting and provides enlightening information, making it worth the purchase.
Booknews
A resource for nurses who need to acquaint themselves with the legal milieu in which their profession operates. Refers to a wide range of decisions of the court while examining issues such as nursing negligence, patient complaints, consent to treatment in general and in the specialized cases of children and the mentally ill, confidentiality, clinical research, reproductive choice, litigation, and euthanasia. Appends the 1996 UKCC Guidelines for Professional Practice, an explanation of the Health Service Ombudsman of England, and a flowchart of complaints procedures. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750615945
Publisher:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
259

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