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Essentials of nursing law and ethics 1 edition

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"Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics is an authoritative resource designed to meet the needs of both nursing students and practicing nurses. This reference is a compilation of brief chapters covering such diverse legal and ethical topics as documentation, patient teaching, and confidentiality to the more complex areas of end of life and advanced directives. In addition, this text includes those issues pertinent to nurses's everyday practice including refusing patient assignment, sexual harrassment in the workplace, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. An outstanding reference, this text focuses on the most important legal and ethical issues of the nursing profession." --Book Jacket.

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Essentials of nursing law and ethics
Susan J. Westrick, Katherine Dempski.

Published 2009 by Jones and Bartlett Publishers in Sudbury, MA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The legal environment
Regulation of nursing practice
Nurses in legal actions
Standards of care
Defenses to negligence or malpractice
Prevention of malpractice
Nurses as witnesses
Professional liability insurance
Refusing an assignment/patient abandonment
Delegation to unlicensed assistive personnel
Patients' rights and responsibilities
Confidential communication
Competency and guardianship
Informed consent
Refusal of treatment
Pain control
Patient teaching and health counseling
Medication administration
Clients with AIDS and HIV testing
Abusive situations
Reproductive services
Restraints
Emergency psychiatric admissions
Organ and tissue donation and transplantation
Discharge against medical advice
The medical record
Electronic health information and communication
Interdependent nursing functions: verbal orders and telenursing
Event reporting
Forensic issues
Employer and employee rights
Contracts
Corporate liability
Employment contracts and unionization
Employment status liability
Staffing issues and floating
Americans with disabilities act
Employees with AIDS/HIV infection and exposure to bloodborne pathogens
Impaired nurses
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Violence in the workplace
Intentional torts
Ethical decision making
Reporting illegal, unethical, or unsafe conduct
Maternal versus fetal rights
Futility of care
Advance directives and end-of-life decisions
Assisted suicide

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

COMTENTS:

The legal environment / Susan J. Westrick and Katherine Dempski -- Regulation of nursing practice / Susan J. Westrick -- Nurses in legal actions / Katherine Dempski -- Standards of care / Katherine Dempski -- Defenses to negligence or malpractice / Susan J. Westrick -- Prevention of malpractice / Katherine Dempski -- Nurses as witnesses / Susan J. Westrick -- Professional liability insurance / Susan J. Westrick -- Refusing an assignment / patient abandonment / Susan J. Westrick -- Delegation to unlicensed assistive personnel / Susan J. Westrick -- Review questions -- Answers -- Patients' rights and responsibilities / Katherine Dempski -- Confidential communication / Susan J. Westrick -- Competency and guardianship / Susan J. Westrick -- Informed consent / Katherine Dempski -- Refusal of treatment / Katherine Dempski -- Pain control / Katherine Dempski -- Patient teaching and health counseling / SusanJ. Westrick -- Medication administration / Susan J. Westrick -- Clients with AIDS and HIV testing / Katherine Dempski -- Abusive situations / Katherine Dempski -- Reproductive services / Katherine Dempski -- Restraints / Katherine Dempski -- Emergency psychiatric admissions / Katherine Dempski -- Organ and tissue donation and transplantation / Susan J. Westrick -- Discharge against medical advice / Katherine Dempski -- Review questions -- Answers -- The medical record / Katherine Dempski -- Electronic health information and communication / Susan J. Westrick -- Interdependent nursing functions : verbal orders and telenursing / Katherine Dempski -- Event reporting / Katherine Dempski -- Forensic issues / Susan J. Westrick -- Review questions -- Answers -- Employer and employee rights / SusanJ. Westrick -- Contracts / Susan J. Westrick -- Corporate liability / Susan J. Westrick -- Employment contracts and unionization / Susan J. Westrick -- Employment status liability / Susan J. Westrick -- Staffing issues and floating / Susan J. Westrick -- Americans with Disabilities Act / Katherine Dempski -- Employees with AIDS/HIV Infection and exposure to bloodborne pathogens / Katherine Dempski -- Impaired nurses / Susan J. Westrick -- sexual harassment in the workplace / Susan J. Westrick -- Violence in the workplace / Susan J. Westrick -- Intentional torts / Susan J. Westrick -- Review -- Questions -- Answers -- Ethical decision making / Susan J. Westrick -- Reporting illegal, unethical, or unsafe conduct / Susan J. Westrick -- Maternal versus fetal rights / Katherine Dempski -- Futility of care / Katherine Dempski -- Advance directives and end-of-life decisions / Katherine Dempski -- Assisted Suicide / Katherine Dempski -- Review questions -- Answers -- Appendix : basic legal research / Susan J. Clerc.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
174.2
Library of Congress
RT85 .K55 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. ;

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22658108M
ISBN 10
0763753025
ISBN 13
9780763753023
LC Control Number
2008043627
Library Thing
8136928
Goodreads
6917144

History

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July 14, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: Internet Archive Wishlist
August 20, 2012 Edited by Bryan Tyson Added new cover
August 20, 2012 Edited by Bryan Tyson Edited without comment.
December 4, 2010 Edited by Open Library Bot Added subjects from MARC records.
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page