Ethics, Law and Nursing

Author: Nina Fletcher,Janet Holt

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719040504

Category: Medical

Page: 233

View: 3838

An introduction to the ethical and legal dilemmas in nursing practice, this text is designed to provoke the nurse to reflect on the nature of his or her professional obligations and future practice. The authors firstly familiarise the reader with the basic principles of ethical debate and the overall structure of the legal system as it effects nurses. They then address the fundamental dilemmas of nursing practice, such as whether or not paternalism can ever be justified, if patients have the right to die, and what a nurse's response should be to poor professional practice by colleagues. The book aims to enhance the reader's understanding of the issues, and to educate nurses to develop their own skills of reasoning and judgement.

Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing

Author: Judith Hendrick

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444347632

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 9801

Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing is an important and practical guide on the legal and ethical spects of child healthcare that enables nurses to understand the legal and ethical principles that underpin everyday nursing practice. It explores the concept of childhood and children's rights, the extent to which their rights are upheld in a variety of settings, and the relationship between law and ethics and how they interact in resolving problems and dilemmas that commonly arise in practice. With case studies, learning outcomes and scenarios throughout, Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing places the care and treatment of children in a legal and ethical framework, and explores the way in which legal and ethical aspects of children's nursing differ from those of adults. It explores general principles such as autonomy and consent, confidentiality, accountability and negligence. It then goes on to look at specialist areas such as abortion, sterilisation, research, mental health, organ donation, child protection and death.

Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics

Author: Susan J. Westrick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449697275

Category: Law

Page: 388

View: 3956

An Updated and Authoritative Resource on Nursing Law and Ethics The Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics, Second Edition focuses on the legal aspect of Nursing as it relates to patient safety and quality, environmental health and safety, error reduction and ethical boundaries of practice. Other timely topics include the appropriate use of social media by nursing staff. The text is written by a nurse attorney who presents complex topics in an understandable manner while providing accurate and well researched content relevant to the practice. Extensive legal research by the author incorporates the most current relevant professional and legal references including case law. The text is uniquely organized into five major sections including: the law and nursing practice; liability in patient care; documentation issues; employment and the workplace; and ethics. New to this Edition: Professional boundaries and use of social media Quality and safety initiatives in nursing practice, including Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) concepts and content, Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendations Environmental health and safety, including equipment safety Staffing issues and implications for patient safety and liability Workplace issues including factors to consider when accepting assignments, horizontal violence Additional coverage on medication error reduction and safety initiatives Updated content on electronic documentation, communication, and recordkeeping Regulatory processes including state board use of off duty conduct in disciplinary proceedings, and data bank reporting, and remediation as an alternative to discipline Expansion of content on ethical considerations in areas such as assisted suicide, patients rights, and applying the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses Moral distress and moral courage in ethical decision making Update on the processes for basic legal research Key Features: Test bank featuring NCLEX type questions and rationale A glossary of legal terminology found within the text A Table of Cases for easier access to case law Expanded online resources and scholarly references included at the end of each chapter"

Nursing Law and Ethics

Author: John Tingle,Alan Cribb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118492331

Category: Medical

Page: 448

View: 2145

Nursing Law and Ethics explores a variety of key legaland ethical issues in nursing practice using a thought-provokingand holistic approach. It addresses both what the lawrequires and what is right, and explores whether these two arealways the same. The book provides an overview of the legal, ethical andprofessional dimensions of nursing, followed by exploration of keyissues in greater depth. This edition features updatedlegislation and new material on patient safety. Key topics are accompanied by both a legal and an ethicalperspective, covering both law and ethics Case examples throughout place concepts in a real-lifecontext Written by experts in the field and includes contributions fromleading nurses, lawyers and ethicists Accessible, relevant, and comprehensive, this title is ideal forpre- and post-registration nurses.

Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics

Author: Susan Westrick,Katherine Dempski

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763753025

Category: Law

Page: 319

View: 6851

Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics is an authoritative resource designed to meet the needs of both nursing students and practicing nurses. This reference is a compilation of two-page chapters covering topics from legal issues related to basic practice such as documentation, patient teaching, and confidentiality to more complex areas of end of life issues and advanced directives.In addition, Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics includes those issues pertinent to the everyday practice of nurses including refusing patient assignment, sexual harassment in the workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses

Author: Kim Atkins,Bonnie Britton,Sheryl de Lacey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521177693

Category: Law

Page: 262

View: 424

Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses is an integrated textbook that explores the legal and ethical frameworks of nursing practice.

Law and Ethics in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Judith Hendrick

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748733217

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 8281

Written in a non-technical style, this topical text encourages the reader to work through the differences and similarities between law and ethics. Using case studies at the beginning of each chapter to demonstrate scenarios that health professionals may face in day-to-day practice, with a theoretical discussion of legal and ethical issues.

Nursing Ethics and Law

Author: Jacqulyn Kay Hall

Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company


Category: Philosophy

Page: 508

View: 4354

This text integrates law and ethics in nursing. Ideal ethical behaviour is described for specific nursing values, as well as the minimum legal behaviour that should result, and the reality if it differs. The author discusses separate nursing behaviour in relationships with patients and non-patients. The text's emphasis on legal principles allows for quick and easy understanding, thus avoiding the need for nurses to get bogged down in the fine details of the law.

Patients' Rights, Law and Ethics for Nurses, Second Edition

Author: Paul Buka

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482217414

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 5994

The second edition of this acclaimed text integrates health care law and ethics in relation to patients’ rights and in the context of everyday nursing and health care practice. Focusing on principles of law and including clear outlines of the essential legal precedent, the author lays a solid foundation for understanding the intersection of law, ethics and the rights of the patient. Comprehensive yet pocket-sized, this is essential reading for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. Provides a clear understanding not only of basic legal provisions in health care, but also of wider issues relating to human rights Covers topics such as ethical decision making, confidentiality, laws concerning older people, fraud and abuse, and employment regulations Uses an easy-to-read style that conveys key principles in an accessible way Includes thinking points, case studies and relevant case law to help link theory to practice

Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing

Author: Ginny Wacker Guido

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131717626

Category: Medical

Page: 532

View: 9923

The fourth edition of Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing is the essential book that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses under one cover. It reflects the continuing influence that the law, legal issues, and the field of ethics have on the professional practice of nursing. Readers familiar with earlier editions will recognize that much of the content in this text is new or updated to mirror changes in the practice of professional nursing. This edition also combines the field of ethics with legal issues, as these two aspects of professional nursing practice cannot truly be separated.

Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare

An Introduction

Author: Graham Avery

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473998328

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 8964

Now in its second edition, Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare: An Introduction continues to provide all the information nursing and healthcare students need to know about ‘what is legal’ and ‘how to decide what is right’ in order to practise safely and ethically. Graham Avery focuses directly on the vital areas – such as negligence, consent, confidentiality, and professional conduct – with a practical and accessible approach aimed at healthcare students as well as practitioners. Key features include: a new chapter on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Up-to-date information related to the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Francis Report. Real life case studies to help students think critically about difficult clinical situations. End-of-chapter scenarios activities with suggested answers to reinforce knowledge. Qualified as a Registered Nurse and holding an MA in Medical Law and Ethics, Graham Avery is a Lecturer at the University of Essex.

Ethics, Law, and the Veterinary Nurse

Author: Sophie Pullen,Carol Gray

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0750688440

Category: Medical

Page: 174

View: 7286

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Having an awareness of the law is an invaluable resource, especially for those in the veterinary field. Ethics, Law, and the Veterinary Nurse addresses the laws and ethics specifically related to veterinary nursing with knowledge. The book's expert authors use their experience in teaching and law to create an essential resource for veterinary nurses. Case examples illustrate various issues and highlight the relevance of these to everyday practice, plus the book covers regulation, representation, research ethics, and the Veterinary Surgeon's Act for a complete handbook to law and ethics as they relate to veterinary nursing. Created for veterinary nurses that deals with everyday situations in veterinary practice and relates them to the law and veterinary ethics. Supports the veterinary nursing curriculum at all levels as a complete reference on law and ethics. Clinical scenarios represent real-life situations and discuss the legal and ethical principles involved in different courses of action. Comprehensive coverage of ethics and law makes this book an essential reference for every veterinary nurse and veterinary practice.

Care of Vulnerable Older People

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing

Author: Paul Buka,Monica Davis,Madalene Pereira

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137358459

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 1121

It is reasonable to expect that most people will live a relatively healthy life as they age, with their dignity intact and rights guaranteed. For many, however, reality may be quite different: the findings of key reports highlight the need to raise awareness of the failures in health and social care systems to safeguard vulnerable older people. In this important text, a team of expert authors brings the focus to how legislation, ethics and national policy can be applied to the context of protecting 'at risk' older adults. Clear and accessible, the book will improve nurses' skills in safeguarding vulnerable older people, aided by the use of such helpful features as: • Detailed case studies to link theory with practice • Explicit 'Thinking Points' to encourage readers to reflect on how law, policy and ethics can be applied to their own practice • In-depth discussion of statutory and case law, and analysis of relevant Serious Case Reviews An essential read for students and qualified nurses alike, this text provides the reader with a solid foundation for clinical decision-making and safeguarding vulnerable older people, as well as a forum for discussion and reflection.

Patients' Rights, Law and Ethics for Nurses: A practical guide

Author: Paul Buka

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340938811

Category: Medical

Page: 198

View: 4998

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.

Quick Look Nursing

Legal and Ethical Issues

Author: Susan Westrick Killion,Katherine Dempski

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763748944

Category: Medical

Page: 169

View: 6514


Fundamental Aspects of Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in Nursing 2nd Edition

Author: Sally Carvalho,Maggie Reeves,Jacquie Orford

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1856424464

Category: Law

Page: 105

View: 4182

This popular title from the Fundamental Aspects of Nursing series has been revised and updated to reflect the advances in the field. Vital reading for all student nurses to help them develop an understanding of the myriad of dilemmas in professional practice and ensure they meet professional standards. This book will outline the implications and application of the relevant recent legislation that relates to nursing practice. Professionally, this book will look at the demands and requirements of nursing, as it moves to an all graduate profession, and the subsequent legal and ethical implications. It will also be helpful for qualified nurses as a refresher text & for those undertaking Overseas Nurses' Programmes. With the new Nursing and Midwifery Council's proposals, there is a greater emphasis on nurses' awareness and ability to use, and be assessed in, legal, ethical and professional issues in their clinical practice.

Ethics, Law and Health Care

A guide for nurses and midwives

Author: NA Shih-Ning,Fiona McDonald,M.P. Joseph,Anthony Lowrie

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9781420256833

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 9240

Understanding ethics and law in health care is an essential part of nurses' and midwives' professional standards. Ethics, Law and Health Care focuses on teaching applied ethics and law in a manner that illustrates the real world applications of these core components of the nursing and midwifery curriculum and practice. It equips readers with the ability to recognise and address legal and ethical issues that will arise in their professional practice. The book uses the four principles of biomedical ethics (autonomy, non-maleficence, beneficence and justice) together with the use of both the Nursing and Midwifery Codes of Ethics and Codes of Professional Conduct, issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, as a central means through which to analyse and approach ethical and legal issues. Ethics, Law and Health Care is scaffolded to assist readers in understanding legal and ethical principles, to integrate them in the context of a particular issue within professional practice, and provide them with a decision-making framework to take action in a professional context by utilising the Codes as well as state and federal law. Aided by pedagogical features such as case studies, review questions, further reading and a glossary of common terms, this book is an essential resource for students, academics and practitioners. Key Features • Teaches applied ethics and law in a manner that illustrates the 'real world' applications of the core components of the nursing and midwifery curriculum and practice. • Scaffolded to assist readers in understanding legal and ethical principles, integrate them in the context of a particular issue or problem within professional practice, and provide them with a framework to take action in a professional context. • Full copies of the Codes of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives are provided as appendixes for ease of reference. • An online Tutorial Guide provides readers with examples of ethical and legal solutions to the end of chapter scenarios by utilising the decision-making framework.

Ethical and Legal Issues for Doctoral Nursing Students

A Textbook for Students and Reference for Nurse Leaders

Author: Anne Griswold Peirce,Jennifer A. Smith

Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 1605950580

Category: Law

Page: 328

View: 8901

Designed for ethics courses in nursing PhD and DNP programs, this book offers coverage of ethical patient care, care in vulnerable populations, legal influences on ethical care, ethical businesses practices, and research ethics that are discussed and analyzed by experts.

Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for Nursing

A Reflective and Portfolio-Building Approach

Author: Herman Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136504044

Category: Medical

Page: 334

View: 4636

This comprehensive new textbook covers core ethical and legal content for pre-registration nursing students. It provides readers with a sound understanding of the interrelationships between the NMC's code of conduct, standards and competencies, ethics and relevant sections of the English legal system. The only truly integrated text in the field, it opens with overviews of law and nursing, and ethical theories and nursing. It goes on to explore key areas of contention – such as negligence, confidentiality and consent – from legal and ethical perspectives, mapping the discussion onto the NMC code of conduct. The chapters include objectives, patient-focused case scenarios, key points, activities, questions, areas for reflection, further reading and a summary. Case law and statutes and ethical theories are presented where appropriate. Written by an experienced nurse-lecturer with a law and ethics teaching background, Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for Nursing is essential reading for all pre-registration nursing students, as well as students of other healthcare professions.