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Law for Nurses and Midwives , 9th Edition

Author
By Patricia Staunton, AM RN, CM, LLB, MCrim; Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple, London and Mary Chiarella, RN, RM, LLB (Hons), PhD (UNSW)
ISBN
9780729543484
Stock Status
Available for Pre-Order
Publication Date
01-06-2020
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Law for Nurses and Midwives continues to be the definitive health law text for nursing and midwifery students who are required to consider legal, professional and ethical considerations as part of their tertiary studies.

The 9th edition includes the latest updates to case law and information on nursing and midwifery governance and professional practice standards, outlining a range of legal issues and responsibilities specific to both nursing and midwifery practice, including consent to treatment, confidentiality, professional negligence and professional ethics.

Written by the most eminent experts in nursing and midwifery law in Australia, Patricia Staunton and Mary Chiarella, Law for Nurses and Midwives provides a comprehensive and accessible resource for nursing and midwifery students to understand the relevance of legal issues to the provision of safe and effective healthcare.


New to this Edition
  • NEW chapter: Chapter 9 The International Confederation of Midwives Code of ethics for

midwives and the International Council of Nurses Code of ethics for nurses gives you the

latest information on global standards for ethical practice

  • Increased focus on midwives strengthens the text's relevance to midwifery practice
  • Updated chapter content reflects changes to Australian state and territory legislation as

well as new case reports keeping you fully informed on issues such as:

- nursing and midwifery professional practice standards;

- detailed consideration of the legal issues pertinent to mental health;

- consent to treatment, including the right to withhold consent and end-of-life planning;

- the contract of employment, including workplace health and safety and

workers compensation.

  • An eBook included in all print purchases
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780729543484
Table of Content 1 An introduction to the law and Australia's legal system
2 The relationship between law and ethics
3 Professional negligence
4 Consent to treatment (including the right to withhold consent, end-of-life planning, not-for-resuscitation orders, and the right to detain and restrain patients without their consent)
5 The contract of employment (including workplace health and safety and workers compensation)
6 The administration of drugs
7 Documentation and confidentiality of and access to patient records (including e-records, incident reporting and open disclosure)
8 Professional regulation of nurses and midwives
9 The International Confederation of Midwives Code of ethics for midwives and the International Council of Nurses Code of ethics for nurses
10 Coronial jurisdiction
11 Human tissue transplantation
12 Mental health
Author Informaiton By Patricia Staunton, AM RN, CM, LLB, MCrim; Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple, London, Judicial Member and Deputy President of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia and Mary Chiarella, RN, RM, LLB (Hons), PhD (UNSW), Professor of Nursing, University of Sydney, Sydney; Member, Clinical Ethics Advisory Council for NSW Health; Independent Board Member, Health Workforce Australia, NSW, Australia
Trim 170w x 240h
Publication Date 01-06-2020
Stock Status Available for Pre-Order
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