Legal Aspects of Nursing
Legal Aspects of Nursing, now in its fifth edition, is the one stop reference you can rely on for all you need to know about the law and its practical application to everyday nursing situations.
This new edition provides:
- Coverage of general principles including how the legal system works and legal issues relating to medicines, and specialist areas such as children and older people, making it suitable for both introductory and specialist study
- New practical dilemma boxes to help you build confidence as you encounter a range of of practical situations
- Key case and statute boxes highlight the cases and statutes that you need to be aware of
- Reflection questions and further exercises quickly develop your ability to understand the law, apply it to your own specialisation and succeed in assessments
Legal Aspects of Nursing has been updated throughout with new and relevant case law and legislation, including coverage of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, changes to employment legislation, Sexual Offences Act 2003, Human Tissue Act 2004, Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 and the Mental Health Act 2007.
Other major changes in guidance issued by the Department of Health, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, the Healthcare Commission, the National Patient Safety Agency and the Nursing and Midwifery Council have also been analysed.
Do you want to give yourself a head start come exam time?
Visit www.mylawchamber.co.uk/dimond to access interactive exercises to test yourself on topics covered in the book, an online glossary and updates to major changes in the law to make sure you know the latest developments.
About the author
BRIDGIT DIMOND MA (Oxon) LLB MPhil DSA, AHSM, Barrister-at-law is Emeritus Professor at the University of Glamorgan. She is an experienced health service manager and lecturer in health service law and management. She is also the author of a number of books and articles on all aspects of professional accountability and patients rights.