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    Law and Ethics in Nursing and Health Care

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    ISBN: 9780748733217
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    Pub Date08/08/2000
    Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
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    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.

    This work offers practical guidance to health professionals on ethics and health care practice. It uses case studies to examine legal and ethical issues within the specific context of health care, to show why it is important for students and professionals to understand the implications of their actions. It examines the patient-client relationship with particular reference to confidentiality, consent, responsibility and accountability. This work looks at the relationship between the law, codes of practice and health care circulars and includes guidelines from the UKCC and other professional bodies. Suitable for students and professionals in all areas of nursing and health care, this text will provoke thought full discussion on situations in daily practice.