Essentials Of Nursing Law And Ethics by Susan J. WestrickEssentials Of Nursing Law And Ethics by Susan J. Westrick

Essentials Of Nursing Law And Ethics

bySusan J. Westrick

Paperback | August 23, 2013

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The Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics, Second Edition focuses on the legal aspect of Nursing as it relates to patient safety and quality, environmental health and safety, error reduction and ethical boundaries of practice. Other timely topics include the appropriate use of social media by nursing staff.The text is written by a nurse attorney who presents complex topics in an understandable manner while providing accurate and well researched content relevant to the practice. Extensive legal research by the author incorporates the most current relevant professional and legal references including case law. The text is uniquely organized into five major sections including: the law and nursing practice; liability in patient care; documentation issues; employment and the workplace; and ethics.
Title:Essentials Of Nursing Law And EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.78 inPublished:August 23, 2013Publisher:Jones & Bartlett LearningLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1284030202

ISBN - 13:9781284030204

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Table of Contents

Part I - The Law and Nursing PracticeChapter 1: The Legal EnvironmentChapter 2: Regulation of Nursing PracticeChapter 3: Nurses in Legal ActionsChapter 4: Standards of CareChapter 5: Defenses to Negligence or MalpracticeChapter 6: Prevention of MalpracticeChapter 7: Nurses as WitnessesChapter 8: Professional Liability InsuranceChapter 9: Accepting or Refusing an Assignment/Patient AbandonmentChapter 10: Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive PersonnelPart II - Liability in Patient CareChapter 11: Patients' Rights and ResponsibilitiesChapter 12: Confidential CommunicationChapter 13: Competency and GuardianshipChapter 14: Informed ConsentChapter 15: Refusal of TreatmentChapter 16: Pain ControlChapter 17: Patient Teaching and Health CounselingChapter 18: Medication AdministrationChapter 19: Clients with AIDS and HIV TestingChapter 20: Abusive SituationsChapter 21: Reproductive ServicesChapter 22: RestraintsChapter 23: Emergency Psychiatric AdmissionsChapter 24: Organ and Tissue Donation and TransplantationChapter 25: Discharge Against Medical AdvicePart III - Documentation and Regulatory ComplianceChapter 26: The Medical Record and Documentation StandardsChapter 27: Electronic Health Information and CommunicationChapter 28: Interdependent Nursing Functions: Verbal Orders and TelenursingChapter 29: Event Reporting and ComplianceChapter 30: Quality and SafetyChapter 31: Forensic IssuesPart IV - Employment and the WorkplaceChapter 32: Employer and Employee RightsChapter 33: ContractsChapter 34: Corporate LiabilityChapter 35: Employment Contracts and UnionizationChapter 36: Employment Status LiabilityChapter 37: Staffing Issues and FloatingChapter 38: Americans with Disabilities ActChapter 40: Impaired NursesChapter 41: Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceChapter 42: Violence in the WorkplaceChapter 43: Intentional TortsChapter 44: Environmental Health and SafetyPart V - EthicsChapter 45: Ethical Decision MakingChapter 46: Professional Boundaries and Patient RelationshipsChapter 47: Moral Courage and Patient AdvocacyChapter 48: Social Media and Online ProfessionalismChapter 49: Reporting Illegal, Unethical, or Unsafe ConductChapter 50: Maternal and Fetal RightsChapter 51: Futility of CareChapter 52: Advance Directives and End-of-Life DecisionsChapter 53: Assisted SuicideAppendix A: Basic Legal ResearchAppendix B: Legal Glossary Case Index