Understanding the legal and ethical rights of any patient in their care is essential to good clinical practice. Patients' Rights, Law and Ethics for Nurses: A Practical Guide is a comprehensive pocket-size book for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals that integrates health care law and ethics in relation to patient rights and in the context of every day nursing and allied health practice
Accessible yet challenging, the book examines confidentiality, informed consent, cases of abuse, the rights of the disabled, and end of life decisions. Pertinent quotes enliven the text throughout, while thinking points encourage reflection. Each chapter provides easy-to-follow guidance to this complex area. A companion website provides regular updates in an areas where legislation is constantly changing.
Focusing on principles of law and including clear outlines of the essential legal precedent, the author lays a solid foundation that will serve readers requiring an introduction to law, ethics, and the rights of the patient throughout their training and beyond.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Paul Buka, RN, HNC, FETC, LLB(Hons), PGCE, MSc, MIHM is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Thames Valley University, London, UK. He has a background in law, having specialized in healthcare law and in criminal justice. He has also taught law and law & ethics at various levels for several years. He has previously published in the area of law and ethics.
Table of Contents
Aspects of Law and Human Rights
Ethics and Patients' Rights
The Clinical Environment and Patients' Rights
Children's Rights: The Beginning of Life to the Age of Majority
Informed Consent to Treatment
The Older Person and Abuse
Diversity And Equality: Anti-Discriminatory Practice
Theft, Fraud and Deception: Patients' Property
End of Life Decisions: A Matter of Choice
Human Rights and Patient Care