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Legal, Ethical, and Political Issues in Nursing

Legal, Ethical, and Political Issues in Nursing - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0803605718

Cover of Legal, Ethical, and Political Issues in Nursing 2ND 04 (ISBN 978-0803605718)
ISBN13: 978-0803605718
ISBN10: 0803605714

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Legal, Ethical, and Political Issues in Nursing - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0803605718

Tonia Dandry Aiken

ISBN13: 978-0803605718
ISBN10: 0803605714

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: F. A. Davis Co.
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Tonia Aiken's reorganized and expanded 2nd edition retains its user-friendly, practical approach, and provides all the features nursing educators and students rely on for comprehensive legal and ethical advice. This edition includes new chapters on risk management and conflict management, new critical-thinking features, more emphasis on ethical issues, and it examines the role of the nurse in the political process.

KEY FEATURES

  • New chapters on risk management and conflict management
  • Chapters include five new features to promote critical thinking: "In a Nutshell," "Keep in Mind," "What Would You Do," "Ethics in Practice," and "Afterthoughts: Questions for Discussion"
  • More emphasis on ethical issues and the role of the nurse in the political process
  • New information on the impaired colleague, the role of the advanced practice nurse, organ donation, advance directives, medical disclosure panels, right-to-die cases, and disciplinary insurance
  • Expanded information on the use and supervision of unlicensed assistive personnel, case management, documentation, common documentation errors, and documenting using critical paths
  • Case examples of ethical dilemmas from different areas of nursing, including pediatrics, geriatrics, home health, and living will/DNR

Table of Contents

Part 1: Nursing Practice

1. Nursing Practice
2. Standards of Care

Part 2: Nursing and the Law

3. The Law
4. Lobbying

Part 3: Nursing Ethics

5. Ethics in Nursing

Part 4: Liability in Professional Practice

6. Intentional and Quasi-Intentional Torts
7. Common Areas of Negligence and Liability
8. Documentation and the Nurse
9. Electronic Documentation
10. Risk Management
11. Informed Consent
12. Facility Liability
13. Liability of the Nurse Manager
14. The Nurse and the Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
15. The Expert
16. Professional Liability Insurance

Part 5: Professional Issues

17. The Nurse and the Contract
18. Conflict Management and the Nurse

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