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Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Fifth Edition

February 2020 | 376 pages | Learning Matters

Provides nurses of all levels with a crash course in law, helping them to better understand the legal obligations they face, and leaving them better prepared for safe and effective practice. Written in clear and straightforward language, the book covers issues such as equality and human rights, confidentiality, negligence, disability, children’s rights and mental health. It is also supported by insightful case studies and thought-provoking activities that demonstrate the relevance of law to nursing and how it underpins practice.

New to this edition:

·        Fully mapped to the latest NMC standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018)

·        New chapter covering death, dying and organ donation

·        Updated to take account of the Deprivation of Liberty Act

·        New content covering GDPR, Social Media and Safeguarding of Adults and Children

Chapter 1: Introduction to law in nursing
Chapter 2: Principled decision making in nursing
Chapter 3: Professionalism
Chapter 4: Equality and human rights
Chapter 5: Consent to treatment
Chapter 6: End-of-life care
Chapter 7: Mental health
Chapter 8: Protecting the vulnerable adult
Chapter 9: Consent and children
Chapter 10: Safeguarding children
Chapter 11: Negligence
Chapter 12: Record keeping
Chapter 13: Confidentiality
Chapter 14: Health and safety

Easy to read and clear with case studies

Miss Helen Susan Marshall
Directorate of Nursing, Liverpool University
September 15, 2020

Like the inclusion of activities and there are a good number of case studies. Will be very helpful for a students self-directed reading before and after taught session.

Dr Lauren-Grace Kirtley
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Wolverhampton University
April 30, 2020

Excellent. Used for prescribing students. Very relevant to all aspects of Nursing.

Mrs Lisa Paduch
Nursing and Midwifery, Sheffield Hallam University
January 23, 2020

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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