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Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Sixth Edition


May 2023 | 400 pages | Learning Matters

Mapped to the 2018 NMC Standards, this practical and straightforward book is an essential introduction to law and associated professional issues in nursing.  

Why do you need this book?

- Offers a clear and concise introduction to the law you need to know

- Written specifically for nursing students in straightforward jargon-free language

- Updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the law, including the Liberty Protection Safeguards

- Case studies and activities build your knowledge of how the law applies to everyday nursing practice


 
Chapter 1: Introduction to law in nursing
 
Chapter 2: Principled decision-making in nursing
 
Chapter 3: Professionalism
 
Chapter 4: Equality and human rights
 
Chapter 5: Consent to treatment
 
Chapter 6: End-of-life care
 
Chapter 7: Mental health
 
Chapter 8: Protecting the vulnerable adult
 
Chapter 9: Consent and children
 
Chapter 10: Safeguarding children
 
Chapter 11: Negligence
 
Chapter 12: Record-keeping
 
Chapter 13: Confidentiality
 
Chapter 14: Health and safety

Excellent legal text with real life case examples to aid the reader in understanding the legal process and its application to practice. Excellent chapters on safeguarding and consent which is particularly relevant to children's nursing.

Dr Peter McNee
School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University
December 18, 2023

I really like the "question and answer" style of this book. It makes for a refreshing read. Although the title is for nurses, the information is easily applicable to AHP's

Mrs Gillian Skermer
School of Radiography, Birmingham City University
March 21, 2023

A very good start for students to understand the essential information around Law and Professional Issues in Nursing. I have used this text to compile my presentations in lectures

Mr Thomas Beary
Nursing, Hertfordshire University
March 29, 2023

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