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Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Second Edition

248 pages | Learning Matters
Nurses are more accountable than ever to the public, patients, their employers and the profession and it is vital that they have a clear understanding of the legal, ethical and professional dilemmas they will face in the course of their professional career. This book is an essential resource for student nurses as they begin to develop their knowledge and understanding of the requirements for safe practice in healthcare.

This new edition includes increased coverage of protection of vulnerable adults and ethics and principled decision making.

Introduction to Law in Nursing
Principled Decision Making in Nursing
Equality and Human Rights
Consent to Treatment
Mental Health
Protecting the Vulnerable Adult
Consent and Children
Safeguarding Children
Record Keeping
Health and Safety

a valuable contribution to the law in professional practice for all nurses to read

Mr Steven Jones
Faculty of Health (Aintree), Edge Hill University
November 18, 2012

this is a very good book for health professionals already trained or expereinced nurses or ward managers. it is a little indepth for student nurses in their first year for a nursing course. the examples and scenarios are excellent and assist you to think about your own practice. very enjoyable read and found this informative and enhanced by knowledge and skills

Ms Carol-anne Westwell
Nursing & Midwifery, Bangor University
November 2, 2012

Easy to use wide selection of relevant case studies. Content did prompt some vocal discussion. would recommend.

Miss Carmel Parker
Laboratory medine, central manchester university hospitals
September 7, 2012

The perfect text for pre-registration students, easy to follow and easy to refer to

Mr Brian Boag
School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland
August 2, 2012

A very useful text which provides many examples of ethical and legal dilemmas and relates them to practice. Good, clear discussions of ethics and law related to professional values. An ideal introduction for first year students and to carry them through the rest of their degree.

Ms Jane Horrex
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
July 27, 2012

More suitable for pre- registration nursing rather than post registration as text covers the basics rather than enhanced practice skills

Mrs Shona Green
Nursing & Midwifery, Demontfort University
July 23, 2012

The chapter on concent is recommended in my module about preparing the patient for surgery.

Caroline Gibson
Department of Nursing, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
July 9, 2012

At last! - an accessible text on this aspect for all nursing students, particularly those on an undergraduate programme. Concise and relevant for practice.

Ms Eleanor Jack
Department of Nursing, Bournemouth University
June 28, 2012

Straightforward text should help with practice and essay writing.

Mrs Michele Board
Nursing, Bournemouth University
June 7, 2012

passed onto nursing colleagues of which the text has more relevance

Mrs Liz Cade
Department of Health, Social Care, Glyndwr University
June 7, 2012

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Richard Griffith

Richard Griffith is a senior lecturer in Law at the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University, where he has taught since 1992. He initially trained as a nurse before turning his attention to law and an academic career. He has a particular interest in applied law in healthcare practice and has published widely in a range of nursing journals. More About Author

Cassam A Tengnah

Cassam Tengnah was formerly a lecturer in health law in the School of Health Science at Swansea University and taught across a range of courses from undergraduate to postgraduate level. His early background is in nursing and health promotion and he has a particular interest in public health law. More About Author

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