Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing / Edition 4

Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing / Edition 4

by Ginny Wacker Guido JD, MSN, RN
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131717626

ISBN-13: 9780131717626

Pub. Date: 08/26/2005

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Ginny Wacker Guido, JD, MSN, RN, University of North Dakota College of Nursing

The definitive sourcebook for basic legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses. It gives a thorough explanation of the law, its sources, doctrines, and court system, and combines legal and ethical topics to show how both concepts affect nursing practice in

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Ginny Wacker Guido, JD, MSN, RN, University of North Dakota College of Nursing

The definitive sourcebook for basic legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses. It gives a thorough explanation of the law, its sources, doctrines, and court system, and combines legal and ethical topics to show how both concepts affect nursing practice in all clinical settings. It provides practical tips for improving patient care and reducing liability risks, and answers the legal questions most commonly asked by nurses.

FEATURES

  • NEW! New chapters on ambulatory care nursing (Ch. 16) and nursing in managed care settings (Ch. 17).
  • NEW! Now includes coverage of multistate licensure, managed care, ambulatory care, alternative or complementary therapies, electronic applications in documentation, telehealth nursing, nursing care of vulnerable patients, mature minors and right to die issues, long-term care nursing, rights of patients in research, and patient education and contracts.
  • NEW! Emphasizes ethical principles and a usable ethical model for decision making in clinical areas to help readers make realistic, individual decisions in everyday clinical settings.
  • Cites current case examples from courts throughout the United States to provide real-world application of concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131717626
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/26/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW AND THE JUDICIAL PROCESS.

1. Legal Concepts.
2. The Judicial Process.
3. Anatomy of a Lawsuit.

II. INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS.

4. Ethics.

III. LIABILITY ISSUES.

5. Standards of Care.
6. Tort Law.
7. Nursing Liability: Defenses.
8. Informed Consent and Patient Self-Determination.
9. Documentation and Confidentiality.
10. Professional Liability Insurance.

IV. IMPACT OF THE LAW ON THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF NURSING.

11. Nurse Practice Acts, Licensure, and the Scope of Practice.
12. Advanced Nursing Practice Roles.
13. Nursing in Acute Care Settings.
14. Employment Laws: Corporate Liability Issues.
15. Nursing Administration and the Nurse-Manager.
16. Ambulatory Care Nursing.
17. Nursing in Managed Care Settings.
18. Nursing in Community Health Settings.
19. Nursing in Academic Settings.
20. Federal Laws: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
Index.

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