Ethics, Law and Professional Issues

A Practice-Based Approach for Health Professionals

Author: Ann Gallagher,Sue Hodge

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137267747

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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As a healthcare practitioner, you will face a broad range of professional dilemmas in your everyday practice. From seeking consent to upholding patient confidentiality, you'll rely on your knowledge of ethics, the law and professional codes of conduct to guide your actions. Balancing these three strands can be difficult, but with detailed scenarios and accessible discussion, this book guides you through the complexities of practice. Taking a practice-based approach, the text explores the combination of ethical, legal and professional issues which characterise the field of healthcare. A range of experienced contributors come together to provide: ■ detailed analysis of confidentiality, accountability, consent, capacity and justice, all grounded within the daily practice context; ■ authoritative guidance through discussion of legal cases, excerpts from statutes and extracts from professional guidelines; ■ realistic scenarios drawn from a range of health settings, unravelling and illustrating the guidelines, statutes and policies which influence practice; ■ advice on balancing the conflicting pressures of the modern healthcare context, from facing time limitations to challenging the unprofessional practice of others. Ethics, Law and Professional Issues puts you at the centre of some of a practitioner's most difficult decisions. It is therefore an essential resource for any student of healthcare looking to develop an ethically, legally and professionally sound approach to practice.
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Health Practice Relationships

Author: Joy Higgs,Anne Croker,Diane Tasker,Jill Hummell,Narelle Patton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9462097887

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The quality, resourcing and accessibility of healthcare is a key issue facing societies in the 21st century. Despite the system delivery focus of these factors it is critical to remember that healthcare is a human service and as such, people need to be placed at the centre of healthcare systems and processes. To do this we need to improve the way that people are valued and involved in healthcare practices. Professional relationships lie at the heart of such practices. This book illuminates and challenges professional healthcare relationships. The authors examine the nature, context and purpose of healthcare relationships, explore models through which these relationships are enacted, developed and critiqued, and provide narratives of health practice relationships in action. These narratives reveal how health practice relationships are experienced and created in real-world situations. The various chapters generate a range of implications and recommendations for healthcare practice and systems and for the education of health professionals. This is a book for practitioners, educators, clients, members of the community, advocacy and agency groups, regulatory bodies and those with power to shape the future direction of healthcare. There are four sections in the book: Section 1: Health practice relationships context Section 2: Understanding professional relationships Section 3: Health practice relationships narratives Section 4: Implications for practice, systems and education
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Professional Values in Nursing

Author: Lesley Baillie,Sharon Black

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444180622

Category: Medical

Page: 303

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This practical guide explores professional values in nursing, helping you to develop safe, compassionate, dignified, person-centred and evidence-based nursing practice. The emphasis of the book is on fundamental values of equality, dignity and caring. The authors discuss holistic nursing care, working in partnership with people and families, workin
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The Student's Guide to Becoming a Midwife

Author: Ian Peate,Cathy Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118410947

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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The Student’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife isessential reading for all student midwives. Now updated to include the latest 2012 NMC Midwifery Rules andStandards and a brand new chapter on the midwife and public health,this comprehensive resource provides a wide range of need-to-knowinformation for student midwives, including: Effective communication and documentation Confidentiality Interdisciplinary working The fundamentals of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatalcare Assessment and examination of the new-born baby Medicines Public health Clinical decision-making Evidence-based practice With case studies, words of wisdom from current midwives and arange of activities and self-test questions throughout –making it easy to learn and understand key concepts – TheStudent’s Guide to Becoming a Midwife is the idealcompanion for students throughout their course.
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Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for Nursing

A Reflective and Portfolio-Building Approach

Author: Herman Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136504044

Category: Medical

Page: 334

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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.
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Assessment and Decision Making in Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sandra Walker,Diane Carpenter,Yvonne Middlewick

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446293777

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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Assessment is an essential part of mental-health nursing and as such a core learning requirement for pre-registration nursing students. Getting assessment right is essential for the nursing student in order for them to become an effective practitioner. Many books on assessment are very theoretical. This is a practical, hands-on guide to the assessment process, underpinned by the latest evidence. The book explains the core principles through running case studies, so that readers can see how each decision they make impacts on the person in their care. Key features: Assessment principles are applied across a variety of modern nursing settings that you may find yourself working in as a registered nurse Each chapter is linked to the relevant NMC standards and Essential Skills Clusters so you know you are meeting the professional requirements Activities throughout help you to think critically and develop essential graduate skills.
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Essentials of Law, Ethics, and Professional Issues in CAM - E-Book

Author: Julie Zetler,Rodney Bonello

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579700

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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A pioneering local textbook covering curriculum requirements for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. Legal, ethical, and professional practice issues are essential curriculum components of all Complementary and Alternative Medicine courses. Statutory bodies, professional associations, educational institutions and accreditation authorities require the incorporation of such content into CAM study. This has created the need for a definitive guide written specifically for Australian students according to CAM curriculum requirements. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is the only local textbook which deals comprehensively with legal, ethical and professional practice issues for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) students. This timely medical text takes a multidisciplinary approach, and is written by authors who are both academics and practitioners, with contributing authors for individual CAM modalities. Essentials of Law, Ethics and Professional Issues for CAM is ideal for students, trainees and even practitioners in various modalities, including naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, massage, osteopathy, chiropractic and western herbal medicine. presents a combined solution for professional practice courses which cover legal, ethical and professional practice considerations is the only local book to address these issues for modalities considered by COAG for regulation and registration designed to meet the needs of CAM students at Diploma, Bachelor and Coursework Masters levels case studies, alert boxes, tips and explanations contained throughout includes integrative practice considerations
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Ethics for Health Professionals

Author: Carla Caldwell Stanford,Valerie J. Connor

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449678327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

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Ethics for Health Professionals provides a foundational understanding of ethics for healthcare students and clinicians. With a conversational tone and features within each chapter that add to its appeal including quotes, interesting facts, case studies, and more, this indispensable text offers an enjoyable, eased reading style while supplying information that can be practically and easily put into practice once the student enters the field. Many ideals can also be carried over to one’s personal life in terms of ethical principles and decision making. Pedagogical features include chapter objectives, boxed articles, quotes, case studies, key terms, chapter summary, assessment review questions. Website links are also included for additional reference. Students will learn basic information while develop a meaningful understanding of ethics, its importance and application in the world of health sciences. CONTENTS • Overview of the history of ethics • Blanchard and Peale’s 3-step model • Ecological Model • Approaches to ethics • Applying ethics to the health care professional • Patient Care Partnership • Vulnerable Populations • Confidentiality • The Medical Record • Patients’ rights under HIPAA and privacy standards • Ethics and the Workplace • Liability and Health Care • Matters of Life and Death Ethics for Health Professionals also covers additional contemporary topics in health care including: • Integrity in Research (Including conflict of interest and Institutional Review Boards) • Central Electronic Medical Record Registry • Stem Cell Research • Euthanasia, Abortion, Assisted Suicide • How to Choose a Reliable Website for Information Gathering Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Test Bank, Answer Key Student Resources: Crosswords, Flash Cards, Interactive Glossary, Matching Questions
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Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care

From Principles to Practice

Author: Chris Jacobs,Lorraine Robinson,Patricia Webb

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653497

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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The role of genetics is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of healthcare and particularly in the field of cancer care. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care: From Principles to Practice equips health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for all aspects of managing cancer family history. This includes taking an accurate cancer family history and drawing a family tree; understanding cancer biology, basic cancer genetics and the genes involved in hereditary breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, gastric and related gynaecological cancers and rare cancer predisposing syndromes; assessing cancer risk and communicating risk information; early detection and risk reducing measures available for those at increased risk and managing individuals with hereditary cancer. Drawing on experiences of health professionals, Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care discusses the challenges raised and provides practical advice and insight into what happens when a patient is referred for genetic counselling and genetic testing, including the psychological, social and ethical issues faced by individuals and families with and at risk of hereditary cancer. The book also provides practical guidance on setting up a cancer family history clinic in primary and secondary care. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care is essential reading for healthcare professionals working with cancer patients and their families, and is an ideal reference text for non-specialists working in cancer genetics.
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Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth

A Practical Guide

Author: Melissa D. Avery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118612000

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth: A Practical Guide provides an overview of current evidence and a range of practical suggestions to promote physiologic birth within the United States healthcare system. Presenting the latest evidence available on practical approaches and minimal interventions, this book looks into clinic exam rooms and hospital labor units to investigate the possibilities for improving the pregnancy and labor experience. Contributors discuss recent research and other published information and present a range of ideas, tools, and solutions for maternity care clinicians, including midwives, nurses, physicians, and other members of the perinatal team. An invaluable resource, Supporting a Physiologic Approach to Pregnancy and Birth is a must-have practical guide for those involved in all aspects of pregnancy and birth.
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