Nursing Law and Ethics / Edition 1

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Nursing Law and Ethics / Edition 1

Nursing Law and Ethics takes an innovative and challenging approach to key legal and ethical issues, and considers the practical application of law and ethics in nursing. Part 1 explores the interface between law, ethics and nursing, patient complaints and the changing policy context. Part 2 addresses legal and ethical perspectives on more specialist topics including negligence, consent, resource allocation, mental health nursing, the critically ill patient, clinical governance and research. The new edition reflects recent changes in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as the implementation of the new clinical negligence and complaints systems. Builds upon the strengths of previous editions, Legal chapters accompanied by ethical commentary, Includes contributions from leading nurses, lawyers and ethicists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632036172
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/10/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Tingle is Head of International Development and Reader in Health Law at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

Alan Cribb is Professor of Bioethics and Education at King’s College London and Director of the Centre for Public Policy Research.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition     vii
Preface to the Second Edition     ix
Preface to the First Edition     x
Notes on Contributors     xiii
The Dimensions     1
The Legal Dimension: Legal System and Method   John Hodgson     3
The Ethical Dimension: Nursing Practice, Nursing Philosophy and Nursing Ethics   Alan Cribb     20
The Professional Dimension: Professional Regulation in Nursing and Midwifery   Fiona Culley     32
The Complaints Dimension: Patient Complaints in Health Care Provision   Arnold Simanowitz     54
The Policy Dimension: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric towards a Safer NHS   John Tingle     71
The Perspectives     89
Negligence     91
The Legal Perspective   Charles Foster
An Ethical Perspective - Negligence and Moral Obligations   Harry Lesser     106
Consent and the Capable Adult Patient     114
The Legal Perspective   Jean McHale
An Ethical Perspective - Consent and Patient Autonomy   Bobbie Farsides     140
Responsibility, Liability and Scarce Resources     151
The Legal Perspective   Robert Lee
An Ethical Perspective - How to Do the Right Thing   DavidSeedhouse     171
Mental Health Nursing     179
The Legal Perspective   Michael Gunn   M.E. Rodgers
An Ethical Perspective - Compulsion and Autonomy   Harry Lesser     207
The Critically Ill Patient     218
The Legal Perspective   Linda Delany
Ethical Issues   Robert Campbell     233
Clinical Governance     247
The Legal Perspective   Vanessa L. Mayatt
Clinical Governance: An Ethical Perspective   Lucy Frith     260
Clinical Research and Patients     274
The Legal Perspective   Marie Fox
An Ethical Perspective - Nursing Research   Richard Ashcroft     310
Table of cases     319
Table of statutes     325
Index     327

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