This thoroughly updated third edition lays a solid foundation for understanding the intersection of law, ethics and the rights of the patient, in the context of everyday nursing and health care practice.
Outlining the key legal and ethical principles relevant to nurses, Essential Law and Ethics in Nursing: Patients, Rights and decision making– previously entitled: Patients’ Rights: Law and Ethics for Nurses – uses an easy-to-read style that conveys key principles in an accessible way. It:
This is essential reading for nurses, and an important reference for midwives and allied health professionals.
1.Introducing Ethics in Healthcare 2.Human Rights and the Law 3.Life at the beginning to adulthood 4.Patient Information, Confidentiality and Technology 5.Consent to Treatment and Patient Autonomy 6.First, Do No Harm 7. Vulnerable Adults and Elder Abuse 8.Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity 9.End of Life Care of Decision Making 10. Final Reflection