Now in its second edition, this textbook 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 practice safely and ethically.
Celebrating 30 years as the market-leading series, Blackstone's Statutes have an unrivalled tradition of trust and quality. With a rock-solid reputation for accuracy, reliability, and authority, they remain first-choice for students and lecturers, providing a careful selection of all the up-to-date legislation needed for exams and course use.
A concise introduction which provides all the information pre-qualifying nurses and healthcare students need to prepare them for practice. The chapters examine key legal and ethical principles, providing both theoretical background and legislative case examples.
Examines developments that include the Human Tissue Act 2004, which regulates the use of human material for research and transplantation purposes; the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which regulates treatment concerning patients lacking mental capacity; developments in patient safety and risk management; and the NHS patient complaints system.
Presents a variety of philosophical and professional behaviour to enable nurses, nursing students, midwives and health visitors to develop an autonomy in their day-to-day decision making and to help them make reasoned judgements. The chapters in this book examine statements from the NMC code and explore the concepts and problems that relate to it.
A critical survey of the issues in a controversial field, "The Value of Life" explores the dilemmas in current medical practice and research. Harris argues for a radical reappraisal of our ways of thinking about medical ethics.
Attempts to provide an exposition and a critical evaluation of the human rights law and the way in which nursing practice reflects respect for the human rights of nurses and patients alike. This book draws upon comparisons with human rights based approaches and their impact on nursing practice in other jurisdictions in Europe and North America.
Addresses issues and key concerns in accountability, focusing on accountability in the four main branches of nursing (adult, child, learning disabilities and mental health), as well as in midwifery, community nursing, and nursing management.
Nurses are increasingly accountable for their own practice and require a thorough understanding of their core responsibilities and of the legal and ethical issues which underpin everyday practice in the NHS today.
Combining ethical issues with case studies to show how theory is applied in clinical practice, this book reflects contemporary health care practice, emphasising inter-professional care and cultural sensitivity to clients or patients. It also contains case studies which make ethical issues applied and relevant to your clinical practice.
Investigates trust and honesty in medicine and the doctor-patient relationship, raising questions of patients' autonomy and self-determination. Of interest to those working in medical ethics and applied philosophy, and for medical practitioners.
Ethical, legal and professional issues are at the heart of health care, but it can be tricky to balance and apply these three strands in practice. Taking a practice-based approach, this book explores the daily dilemmas faced by modern health care practitioners, using engaging clinical scenarios drawn from across the fields of health care.
Suitable for practitioners and students of both law and medicine, as well as the general reader, this title examines the regulation of medical practice, the rights and duties of patients and their medical advisers, the provision of compensation for medical mishaps and more.
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The author argues that the strong connections between moral meaning and spirituality are often not reflected in the health and social care literature. Using case studies and examples from everyday situations, the author provides a practical framework for incorporating spirituality into ethical decision-making and care.
Examines recent developments in ethics and applies these to the practice and organisation of the caring professions. Focuses on what kind of ethical theory might be helpful for professional ethics and explores debates from the perspectives of liberalism, feminism, ecology, postmodernism and constructivism. Hugman from Uni of NSW.
This book is designed to help students to relate all the reading and study throughout their course specifically to exam and assignment situations. It aims to help students to understand quickly what is required, to organise their revision, to learn the key points with ease and to get the grades they need.
Course Notes supports revision of the essential modules of undergraduate and conversion GDL/CPE law degree courses by demonstrating good practice in creating and maintaining the ideal revision notes and actively encouraging you to acquire the analytical skills you will need for exam success.
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.
What is the legal status of the registered nurse? What is the nurse's role and what are the nurse's professional, political and clinical responsibilities and duties? This book addresses these questions. It is suitable for professional nursing and health law and ethics courses at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.
Offers an account of ethical issues affecting nurses and other health care practitioners. This book offers an approach with focus on ethical issues that might be encountered by health practitioners in training, in practice and in management. It discusses the role of moral theory and gives practical models for ethical decision-making.
Ethics: The Heart of Healthcare, Third Edition provides clarification and extension of the argument that ethics is everywhere in health care, and that therefore codes and principles are just not enough to help us practice in the best ways.