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Patients' Rights, Law and Ethics for Nurses

2nd Edition

By Paul Buka


251 pages

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The second edition of this acclaimed text integrates health care law and ethics in relation to patients rights and in the context of everyday nursing and health care practice.Focusing on principles of law and including clear outlines of the essential legal precedent, the author lays a solid foundation for understanding the intersection of law, eth

Table of Contents

Concept of law and human rights. Ethics and patients rights. The beginning of life to adulthood: human rights. Working safely with service users. A trusting relationship. Consent to treatment and mental capacity. Vulnerable adults, older people and abuse. Equality and diversity. End of life care. Impact of patients rights on care.

About the Author

Paul Buka qualified as a nurse in Scotland before working there and in England. After a three-year break, he returned to practice with a keen interest in legal and ethical issues.

He read Philosophy and subsequently Law up to Postgraduate level, specialising in Healthcare Law. Paul gained education experience in Further Education, teaching law for 3 years before progressing to Higher Education. Currently lecturing in Adult Nursing, he specialises in Healthcare Law and Ethics, from undergraduate to post-graduate levels. He co-published his first book on Healthcare Law and Ethics in 1999.

Drawing invaluable inspiration from his family, his students and colleagues, he does not forget the most important player the patient.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Medical Law & Legislation
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / General