Friday, December 17, 2010

Patients' Rights, Law and Ethics for Nurses



Publisher: Hodder Arnold 

Number Of Pages: 198 
Publication Date: 2008-02-29 
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0340938811 
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780340938812 

This convenient pocket-sized book for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals is a comprehensive guide to understanding the legal and ethical rights of any patient in their care, which is essential to good clinical practice. Accessible, challenging and interesting, the book allows the reader to relate to the issues covered, including confidentiality, informed consent, abuse, the rights of the disabled, and end of life decisions. Pertinent quotes enliven the text throughout, while thinking points encourage reflection. Each chapter provides easy-to-follow guidance to this complex area. By focusing on principles of law and including clear outlines of essential case law, the author lays a solid foundation that will serve the reader requiring an introduction to law, ethics and the rights of the patient throughout their training and beyond.

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