- Nursing -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
- Legislation, Nursing -- Great Britain.
- 1405858753 (pbk.)
- 9781405858755 (pbk.)
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- Previous ed.: 2005.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- "Table of cases Table of statutes Abbreviations Foreword to first edition Foreword to third edition Preface to first edition Preface to fifth edition " 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 Intensive care, transfusion and transplant surgery nursing 17 Theatre and anaesthetic nursing and the recovery ward 18 Nurse educator and researcher 19 Legal aspects of the care of older people 20 Nursing the mentally disordered 21 Accident and emergency, outpatients, genitourinary departments and day surgery 22 Human fertility and genetics 23 Community, primary care nursing and palliative care 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 Legal aspects of death 30 Complementary and alternative therapies "Appendix A Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights Appendix B Congenital Disabilities (Civil Liability) Act 1976 (1976 c 28) Appendix C Schedules 2 and 3 of Data Protection Act 1998 Glossary Websites Further reading Index"
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