Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare
- Graham Avery - Essex University, UK
Key features include:
- a new chapter on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
- Up-to-date information related to the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Francis Report.
- Real life case studies to help students think critically about difficult clinical situations.
- End-of-chapter scenarios activities with suggested answers to reinforce knowledge.
Qualified as a Registered Nurse and holding an MA in Medical Law and Ethics, Graham Avery is a Lecturer at the University of Essex.
This comprehensive text clarifies the legal and ethical system and relates it to the current healthcare environments. Each chapter can be read in isolation and is illuminated with legal case histories. This book is relevant to both students and qualified staff and the scenarios are useful to practice knowledge gained.
The 2nd Edition of Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare is an excellent introductory text for students from a range of disciplines not just nursing. The content provides a detailed exploration of the key legal and ethical issues relevant to contemporary healthcare practice. The text enables students to gain the necessary legal and ethical knowledge which underpins the development of professional competencies relating to professional conduct, standards of practice, maintaining confidentiality, gaining consent, mental capacity, and best interest decision making.
An excellent book, which comprehensively covers all aspects of law and ethics in easy to read chapters. Certainly a book you can pick up and use when needed. It covers up-to-date information including the Francis Report and the Health and Social Care Act of 2012. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has also been added to this edition. It clarifies many issues that those working in Healthcare face.
Essential book for undergraduate student midwives
Excellent overview of law and ethics to help shape professional practice.
A very accessible text that build effectively upon the previous edition. Will be adding to the reading list.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Avery - Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare - Chapter 1