This third edition of Fundamental Aspects of Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Nursing has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's standards for professional practice and revalidation.It is an invaluable introduction for all student nurses to help them develop an understanding of the myriad of dilemmas in professional practice and ensure they meet professional standards.The book provides readers with an up-to-date legal framework and examines the professional demands and requirements of nursing, as it is now an all-graduate profession, and the consequent legal and ethical implications. This will also be useful for experienced nurses to reflect on their practice given the greater emphasis on legal, ethical and professional issues in clinical practice.This user-friendly guide provides practical activities and signposts to further resources to help readers explore professional issues and values and their application to practice.
Sally Carvalho MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, PGC L&T (HE), RNT is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing within the Institute of Health & Society at the University of Worcester, teaching legal, ethical and professional issues across the pre- registration nurse course and within clinical practice settings.Maggie Reeves MA, Dip. N (Lond) RCNT, RNT is a Qualified Nurse and Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Health & Society of the University of Worcester. She has been involved in a variety of teaching roles which has included teaching pre-registration nurses the fundamentals of legal, ethical and professional issues. For the past 6 years she has been working with foundation degree students particularly those in health & social care and mental health. Jacquie Orford BSc (Hons) (Open); Cert Ed (FE); Dip N (Part A) (London); RGN; ONC, qualified as a registered nurse in Manchester before moving to teach legal, ethical and professional issues at both post-registration and pre-registration nursing levels for Birmingham City University. Since retiring in 2009 she has undertaken specialist lecturing while maintaining a keen interest in the nursing profession.
Section 1 1 What is law? 2 Professional issues 3 Values, morals and ethics Section 2 4 Responsibility 5 Accountability 6 Negligence Section 3 7 Principles of communication in different contexts 8 Written communication