Nurse's Legal Handbook / Edition 3

Nurse's Legal Handbook / Edition 3

by Springhouse Publishing Company
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874348498

ISBN-13: 9780874348491

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Today, the legal environment for nurses is riskier than ever. The nature of lawsuits, court decisions, and the amount of awards is always in flux. This book is the only up-to-the-minute source of advice for nurses--a sound defense against malpractice incidents in a take-everywhere guide.  See more details below

Overview

Today, the legal environment for nurses is riskier than ever. The nature of lawsuits, court decisions, and the amount of awards is always in flux. This book is the only up-to-the-minute source of advice for nurses--a sound defense against malpractice incidents in a take-everywhere guide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874348491
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
355
Product dimensions:
5.05(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Ch. 1Nursing practice and the law1
Ch. 2Patient's rights60
Ch. 3Legal risks and responsibilities on the job101
Ch. 4Legal risks while off duty180
Ch. 5Malpractice liability198
Ch. 6Legal aspects of documentation237
Ch. 7Nurses' rights as employees255
Ch. 8Ethical decision making275
Ch. 9Ethical conflicts in clinical practice289
Ch. 10Ethical conflicts in professional practice325
Ch. 11Nursing in a changing health care marketplace342
Glossary356
Appendices391
Indexes399

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