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Author Atkins, Kim.

Title Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Contents Cover; ETHICS & LAW: FOR AUSTRALIAN NURSES; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1: UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN PERSON; LEARNING OBJECTIVES; WHAT IS A PERSON?; Some background to the concept; Persons are embodied; Personhood and reflective self-awareness; To summarise so far; VULNERABILITY; CARING FOR OTHERS; VULNERABILITY AND ETHICAL LIFE; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 2: UNDERSTANDING LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS; LEARNING OBJECTIVES; HOW DID THE SOCIAL EXPECTATION OF HEALTH CARE COME ABOUT?; The social context of the development of nursing; WHAT IS A RIGHT AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?
Jurisdiction and the hierarchical system of Australian courtsDIVISIONS OF LAW; Procedural law; Substantive law; Criminal and civil law; Negligence; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 4: THE NURSE-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP; LEARNING OBJECTIVES; THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP: POWER AND VULNERABILITY; MODELS OF THE PROFESSIONAL-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP; The agency model; The contract model; The friendship model; Paternalism; The fiduciary model; LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP; MORAL RESPONSIBILITIES; Principle 1: Non-maleficence -- do no harm
LEARNING OBJECTIVESDUTY OF CARE; A reasonable standard of care; CONDITIONS FOR AN ACTION OF NEGLIGENCE; Duty of care; Breach of duty of care; Harm incurred; The harm is foreseeable; SCOPE OF PRACTICE; Level of training; Context of practice; State and Commonwealth legislation; The employer's policy framework; TYPES OF NEGLIGENCE; Failure to follow standards of care; Failure to use equipment safely; Failure to communicate; Failure to document; Failure to assess and monitor; PROOF OF NEGLIGENCE; DEFENCES TO NEGLIGENCE LIABILITY; Contributory negligence; Voluntary assumption of risk
Principle 2: Beneficence -- for the benefit of a personPrinciple 3: Respect for autonomy -- allowing people to make their own choices; Principle 4: Justice -- being fair; RISKS OF THE NURSE-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP; CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 5: CONSENT; LEARNING OBJECTIVES; THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSENT; Competence to consent; Being informed; Voluntariness; CONSENT AND CHILDREN; ADVOCACY; ACTING WITHOUT CONSENT; Emergencies; Use of restraints; 'Not for resuscitation' orders; People with mental illness; Advance care directives; Guardianship; CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 6: DUTY OF CARE AND PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE
RIGHTS AND PERSONAL FREEDOMTHE MORAL JUSTIFICATION OF GOVERNMENT AND THE LAW; THE MOVE TO A SOCIAL BASIS OF RIGHTS; Thomas Hobbes; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; PROBLEMS WITH SOCIAL CONTRACT THEORY; NOT EVERYONE IS EQUAL IN 'NATURE': TAKING A CAPABILITIES APPROACH; CONCLUSION; NOTES; CHAPTER 3: NURSING AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM; LEARNING OBJECTIVES; THE AUSTRALIAN LEGAL SYSTEM; Overview; SOURCES OF LAW; Statutory law: power to legislate; The process of passing an Act; Statutory interpretation; Common law; The history of common law; The doctrine of precedent
Summary Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses is an integrated textbook that explores the legal and ethical frameworks of nursing practice
Notes Action that is initiated too late after the injury
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-245) and index
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Subject Nursing ethics -- Australia.
Nursing -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Ethics, Nursing.
Legislation, Nursing.
Australia.
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