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Accountability and Professionalism in Nursing and Healthcare



April 2023 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is the ideal textbook for students and practitioners of all levels. Using over 130 frequently asked questions and corresponding answers, the style makes you feel as though you're talking to an expert. The layout is easy to use and accessible, with all answers written in line with Nursing and Healthcare regulations. Questions include:

If I have concerns about a colleague what should I do?

Can a patient demand a specific treatment?

When is it possible to treat a patient without their consent?

What happens at a Coroner’s Inquest? 

Find answers to these and many more questions to unravel the complexities of accountability and professionalism in nursing and healthcare.

 
Chapter 1: Professionalism
 
Chapter 2: Accountability
 
Chapter 3: Being a professional
 
Chapter 4: Working with others
 
Chapter 5: Respecting patient rights
 
Chapter 6: Clinical decisions and patient safety
 
Chapter 7: If things go wrong
 
A final question

A well-considered text that explores the on-times complex issues underpinning contemporary nursing practise and the impact that this can have. The book is designed in such a way that it progresses naturally from one subject to another and in doing so builds knowledge and understanding sympathetically. The chapter structures encourage active engagement with the subject matter by way of question-and-answer, facilitating learning that is centred around the key issues at play. The language is mostly easy to follow and engaging, making it an extremely accessible text with which to work. The content is relevant, well-researched and carefully considered, supported by appropriate referencing and opportunities for further reading and instruction. While not drawing on case scenarios to aid the consolidation from theory to practise, the content does cite and utilise cases from Law. While a little text-heavy on times, its application to the profession is explored eloquently, leaving the reader confident in the literature and materials discussed.

Mr Matt James Townsend
Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University
September 13, 2023

Excellent up to date text book. Content is very relevant to current module being taught and other elements on the Foundation Degree programme.

Ms Angela Woods
Dept of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
June 15, 2023

Excellent up to date text book. Content is very relevant to current module being taught and other elements on the Foundation Degree programme.

Ms Angela Woods
Dept of Health & Social Studies, Bolton University
June 15, 2023

Marc Cornock

Marc Cornock is an academic lawyer and Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Law in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University. Before joining the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the Open University, Marc was Senior Lecturer in Law at the Open University Law School and prior to that was Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead for law in health care in The Faculty of Health and Social Work at the University of Plymouth. During a professional career within health care, Marc undertook a master’s degree in Medical Law and a PhD at Cardiff University Law School and studied undergraduate law at The Open University.... More About Author

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