In a revised and expanded version of this popular title, Bridgit Dimond provides an essential reference for physiotherapists, covering both conventional and specialist legal situations in reader-friendly terms. Legal Aspects of Physiotherapy contains brand new clinical case studies that guide the reader informatively through a cornucopia of legal issues that may arise in the practice of physiotherapy. Reading this book, practitioners will develop the knowledge and awareness to deal confidently with the implications of legal scenarios, arming them with the knowledge to protect both clients and themselves.
Bridgit C. Dimond is a Barrister-at-Law and Emeritus Professor at the University of Glamorgan. She is author of Mental Health Law for Nurses and Legal Aspects of Occupational Therapy .
Foreword by Phil Gray Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations 1 Introduction 2 The Legal System Section A: Professional Issues 3 Registration and the Role of the Statutory Bodies 4 Professional Conduct Proceedings 5 Education and the Physiotherapist Section B: Client-Centred Care 6 Rights of Clients 7 Consent and Information Giving 8 Confidentiality 9 Access to Records and Information Section C: Accountability in the Civil and Criminal Courts 10 Negligence 11 Health and Safety 12 Record Keeping 13 Giving Evidence in Court 14 Handling Complaints 15 Equipment and Medicinal Products 16 Transport Issues Section D: Management Areas 17 Employment and the Statutory Organisation of the NHS 18 Community Care 19 The Physiotherapist as a Private Practitioner Section E: Specialist Client Groups 20 Care of Those with Physical Disabilities, Sports and Road Traffic Injuries and Neurological Disorders 21 Care of the Mentally Ill 22 Care of Those with Learning Disabilities 23 Care of Babies, Children and Young Persons 24 Care of the Older Person 25 Death and the Dying Section F: Specialist Topics 26 Teaching and Research 27 Complementary Medicine Conclusion 28 The Future Appendix 1: Schedule 1 to Human Rights Act 1998 Appendix 2: Draft NHS Constitution Table of Cases Table of Statutes Glossary Further Reading. Useful Websites.