Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession, so it is vital they have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas they will face in the course of their professional career. This book introduces the legal and professional requirements of safe nursing in clear, straightforward terms and helps students to understand how they apply to nursing practice. The Third Edition of this popular book has been fully updated with changes to the law and professional requirements, and includes new case studies, scenarios and activities from all fields of practice, a clearer colour, text design and a Website with downloadable materials for lecturers to use to support their teaching.
Richard Griffith is the team leader for healthcare law in the School of Health Science at Swansea University where he has taught since 1992. He initially trained as a nurse before turning his attention to law and an academic career. He has a particular interest in applied law in healthcare practice and has published widely in a range of nursing journals. Cassam Tengnah is a lecturer in health law in the School of Health Science at Swansea University and teaches across a range of courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level. His early background is in nursing and health promotion and he has a particular interest in public health law.
Introduction Introduction to Law in Nursing Principled Decision-Making in Nursing Accountability Equality and Human Rights Consent to Treatment Mental Health Protecting the Vulnerable Adult Consent and Children Safeguarding Children Negligence Record-Keeping Confidentiality Health and Safety
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