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Law and Nursing E-Book

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-3771-9

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Law and Nursing E-Book , 3rd Edition

By Jean McHale, Professor, LLB, MPhil and John Tingle, BA, Law(Hons), Cert Ed MEd Barrister

Copyright 2007
$55.95, Online Product, Reference

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The new and fully updated edition of this leading textbook places law in the context of nursing practice today. Recent developments examined include the Human Tissue Act 2004, which regulates the use of human material for research and transplantation purposes; the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which regulates treatment concerning patients lacking mental capacity; new developments in patient safety and risk management; and the revised NHS patient complaints system.

Key Features

  • Up to date information on: The revised NHS patient complaints system; Human Tissue Act 2004; Mental Capacity Act 2005; and Developments in patient safety and risk management
  • Accessible, up to date account of the law and its application to nursing practice
  • Coverage of controversial subject areas such as assisted suicide
  • Information on nurse prescribing

Author Information

By Jean McHale, Professor, LLB, MPhil, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Leicester, UK and John Tingle, BA, Law(Hons), Cert Ed MEd Barrister, Director, Centre for Health Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK; Visiting Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago, IL

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