Legal aspects of care in the community

Legal aspects of care in the community

by Bridgit Dimond


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This text provides a readable, detailed and comprehensive account of the law in relation to community care. This book includes information on the new statutory framework and the different institutional and legal entities which have emerged as a consequence of the discharge of patients from institutional care. Wherever possible, examples of actual situations will be used to illustrate the legal issues taken from the full range of community professionals and situations with carers and clients. This book is a must for all students of healthcare, social service and health professionals, and all managers working in the community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333538203
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 11/27/1996
Edition description: 1997
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Preface.- Introduction.- PART A: CLIENTS Clients and Community Care Consent to Treatment Entry and Removal from Premises Confidentiality Access to Health Records.- PART B: PROFESSIONALS Professional Liability Special Situations Health and Safety 1 Health and Safety 2 Record Keeping and Reports Specific Professionals Community Nurses Community Psychiatric Nurses Midwives School and Occupational Health Nurses Specialist Nurses Health Visitors Practice Nurses Professions Supplementary to Medicine Pharmacists and Medicines Private Practitioners Social Workers Volunteers.- PART C: STATUTORY AUTHORITIES AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS Health Authorities and Trusts Family Health Service Authorities and Independent Practitioners GP Fundholding Practices Local Authorities -Voluntary and Other Agencies Enforcement Provisions.- PART D: ACCOMMODATION Duties of Local Authorities Registered Homes: Residential Homes Nursing Homes Tribunals and Complaints Housing Corporations and Associations Planning Provisions.- PART E: FINANCE Social Security Provisions Handling Clients Property.- Appendices.- Government, UKCC Circulars etc.- Addresses.- Glossary.- Bibliography.

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