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Legal Issues in Nursing

Legal Issues in Nursing - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0838556474

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ISBN13: 978-0838556474
ISBN10: 0838556477
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 97
Publisher: Appleton & Lange
Published: 1997
International: No

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Legal Issues in Nursing - 2ND 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0838556474

Ginny Walker Guido

ISBN13: 978-0838556474
ISBN10: 0838556477
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 97
Publisher: Appleton & Lange

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

This invaluable reference provides nurses and students with the fundamentals of healthcare law.

It covers such key areas as malpractice, negligence, and liability issues.

Nurses, nursing students, nurse practitioners.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO THE LAW AND THE JUDICIAL PROCESS.

1. Legal Concepts.
2. The Judicial Process.
3. Anatomy of a Lawsuit.

II. LIABILITY ISSUES.

4. Negligence and Malpractice.
5. Intentional Torts.
6. Nursing Liability: Defenses.
7. Informed Consent and Patient Self-Determination.
8. Standards of Care.
9. Documentation and Confidentiality.
10. Professional Liability Insurance.

III. IMPACT OF THE LAW ON THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF NURSING.

11. Nurse Practice Acts, Licensure and the Scope of Practice.
12. Advanced Practice Roles in Nursing.
13. Nursing in Hospital Settings.
14. Employment Laws: Corporate Liability Issues.
15. Nursing Administration and the Nurse Manager.
16. Contract Principles.
17. Federal Laws.
18. Nursing in Community Health Settings.
19. Nursing in Academic Settings.

IV. EHTICS AND THE LAW.

20. Ethics.

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