Summary: Ginny Wacker Guido, JD, MSN, RN, University of North Dakota College of Nursing
The definitive sourcebook for basic legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses. It gives a thorough explanation of the law, its sources, doctrines, and court system, and combines legal and ethical topics to show how both concepts affect nursing practice in all clinical settings. It provides practical tips for improving patient care and reducing liability risks ...show more, and answers the legal questions most commonly asked by nurses.
* NEW! New chapters on ambulatory care nursing (Ch. 16) and nursing in managed care settings (Ch. 17).
* NEW! Now includes coverage of multistate licensure, managed care, ambulatory care, alternative or complementary therapies, electronic applications in documentation, telehealth nursing, nursing care of vulnerable patients, mature minors and right to die issues, long-term care nursing, rights of patients in research, and patient education and contracts.
* NEW! Emphasizes ethical principles and a usable ethical model for decision making in clinical areas to help readers make realistic, individual decisions in everyday clinical settings.
* Cites current case examples from courts throughout the United States to provide real-world application of concepts.