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Legal Aspects of Nursing Bridgit Dimond

Legal Aspects of Nursing By Bridgit Dimond

Legal Aspects of Nursing by Bridgit Dimond


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Summary

This edition seeks to ensure that registered practitioners understand the changing context within which they work and that they have a knowledge of the law and implications so that they can better protect their patient/client and themselves.

Legal Aspects of Nursing Summary

Legal Aspects of Nursing by Bridgit Dimond

For degree, diploma and masters courses in nursing and related areas. This book introduces nurses and other health care professionals to the law relating to the practice of nursing and includes specialist chapters on paediatrics, ITU and many other areas. The book takes a practical approach via fictional 'situation' boxes, which expertly highlight the relevance of the law to the health care professionals' daily work. It includes details of statutes, case law and policy initiatives including the Human Rights Act 1998, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, Employment Relations Act 1999 and cases on manslaughter and murder.

Legal Aspects of Nursing Reviews

The book has been revised, updated and expanded to include a wider range of issues such as recent legislation and the NHS structure and current initiatives. It remains a comprehensive and valuable text, reflecting the dynamic and ever changing nature of health care. The text has an up-to-date feel about it, mentioning the recent cases of Allitt, Shipman and Ledward, (it) is clearly written and avoids legal jargon. "Nursing Ethics 2002, 9, Book reviews"

Table of Contents

Part I: General principles affecting all nurses 1. Introduction: four arenas of accountability and the legal system 2. Actions in the criminal courts and defences to criminal charges 3. The professional liability of the nurse in a civil court case for negligence 4. Specific problem areas in civil liability: the personal liability of the nurse 5. More specific problems in negligence liability 6. Progress of a civil claim: defences and remedies 7. Consent to treatment and informing the patient 8. The law on confidentiality, and the exceptions 9. Statements, medical record-keeping and evidence in court 10. The nurse and employment law 11. The nurse as a registered professional 12. Health and safety and the nurse Part II: Specialist area 13. Paediatric nursing 14. Midwifery 15. The nurse on the gynaecology ward 16. Intensive care and transplant surgery nursing 17. Theatre nursing and the recovery ward 18. Nurse educator and researcher 19. Legal aspects of the care of the elderly 20. Nursing the mentally disordered 21. Accident and emergency, out-patients and genito-urinary medical department 22. Reproductive medicine 23. Community nursing 24. School, clinic and practice nurses Part III: General areas 25. The legal aspects of property 26. Legal aspects of AIDS 27. Handling complaints 28. Legal aspects of drugs 29. Legal aspects of death

Additional information

GOR001112409
9780582423596
0582423597
Legal Aspects of Nursing by Bridgit Dimond
Used - Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
2001-10-04
660
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