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Author Dimond, Bridgit, author

Title Legal aspects of nursing / Bridgit Dimond
Edition Sixth edition
Published Harlow : Longman, [2011]
Harlow, England : Pearson Education, 2011
©2011
©2011

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Description xxxviii, 757 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Part I: General principles affecting all nurses. 1. Introduction: four arenas of accountability, the legal system and human rights -- 2. Actions in the criminal courts and defences to criminal charges -- 3. Liability in a civil court case for negligence -- 4. Specific problem areas in civil liability: personal liability of the nurse, vicarious liability of the employer and managerial issues -- 5. Statutory functions and management of the NHS -- 6. Progress of a civil claim: defences and compensation -- 7. Consent to treatment and informing the patient -- 8. Data protection: confidentiality and access -- 9. Record keeping, statements and evidence in court -- 10. The nurse and employment law -- 11. The nurse as a registered professional -- 12. Health and safety and the nurse -- Part II: Specialist areas. 13. Children and young persons -- 14. Midwifery -- 15. The nurse on the gynaecology ward -- 16. Acute care --
17. Learning disabilities -- 18. Nurse educator and researcher -- 19. Legal aspects of the care of older people -- 20.Nursing the mentally disordered --21. Accident and emergency, outpatients, genito-urinary departments and day surgery -- 22. Human fertility and genetics -- 23.Community and primary care nursing -- 24. Scope of professional practice, clinical nurse specialist and consultant nurse -- Part III: General areas. 25. Legal aspects of property -- 26. Legal aspects of AIDS and other infectious diseases -- 27. Handling complaints -- 28. Legal aspects of medicines -- 29. End of life care and death -- 30. Complementary and alternative therapies -- 31. The future
Summary Legal Aspects of Nursing outlines how the legal system works and general legal issues relating to medicine, right through to specialist areas of nursing, such as working with children or the elderly."--Publisher
Notes Previous edition: 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 746-748) and index
Subject Nursing -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain.
Legislation, Nursing.
United Kingdom.
Author Dimond, Bridgit. Legal aspects of nursing
LC no. 2011023362
ISBN 1408226057 (paperback: alk. paper)
9781408226056 (paperback: alk. paper)