Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

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Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital you have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas you will face in the course of your career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps you to understand how they apply to nursing practice.

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Overview

Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital you have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas you will face in the course of your career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps you to understand how they apply to nursing practice.

The third edition of this popular book has been fully updated with changes to the law and professional requirements, and includes new case studies, scenarios and activities from all fields of practice and a clearer colour text design.

Key Features:

• Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you can see what is required in order to become a registered nurse

• Scenarios and case studies show how the law applies to your nursing practice

• Activities help you to build core skills such as critical thinking and reflection.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This text is authoritative and the best example of informing nurses in a complex practice area. Examples of case law, statutes and scenarios are invaluable in bringing each chapter alive. Brilliant!" (Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton.)

'The authors examine professional issues from a practical, legal and ethical perspective throughout this book. The lay out and spacing in each chapter along with the interspersed activities allows

the authors to disseminate complicated information and processes in an appealing manner. This enables ‘‘Law and professional issues in nursing” to make a potentially complex subject interesting and

accessible to student nurses' -
Nurse Education in Practice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781446268582
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/9/2014
  • Series: Transforming Nursing Practice Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Griffith is the team leader for healthcare law in the School of Health Science at Swansea University where he has taught since 1992. He initially trained as a nurse before turning his attention to law and an academic career. He has a particular interest in applied law in healthcare practice and has published widely in a range of nursing journals.

Cassam Tengnah is a lecturer in health law in the School of Health Science at Swansea University and teaches across a range of courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level. His early background is in nursing and health promotion and he has a particular interest in public health law.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Introduction to Law in Nursing
Principled Decision-Making in Nursing
Accountability
Equality and Human Rights
Consent to Treatment
Mental Health
Protecting the Vulnerable Adult
Consent and Children
Safeguarding Children
Negligence
Record-Keeping
Confidentiality
Health and Safety
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