Patients' Rights, Law and Ethics for Nurses

2nd Edition

Paul Buka

Published July 14, 2014
Textbook - 251 Pages - 1 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482217391 - CAT# K22102

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The second edition of this acclaimed text integrates health care law and ethics in relation to patients’ rights and in the context of everyday nursing and health care practice.

Focusing on principles of law and including clear outlines of the essential legal precedent, the author lays a solid foundation for understanding the intersection of law, ethics and the rights of the patient. Comprehensive yet pocket-sized, this is essential reading for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

  • Provides a clear understanding not only of basic legal provisions in health care, but also of wider issues relating to human rights
  • Covers topics such as ethical decision making, confidentiality, laws concerning older people, fraud and abuse, and employment regulations
  • Uses an easy-to-read style that conveys key principles in an accessible way
  • Includes thinking points, case studies and relevant case law to help link theory to practice


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