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Law for Nurses and Midwives

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Nursing & the Law is the best known and most established health law textbook in Australia. The only law text written specifically for nurses, the 6th edition has been fully revised and updated, and includes and discusses current statutes and legislation for every state and territory. It retains many of the features that have kept this book at the forefront of nursing education and
focuses on the legal responsibility of nurses in Australia. It provides students with an understanding of the application of basic legal principles to professional nursing practice.

Undergraduate nursing students


Published: November 2007

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7834-9


  • Ch 1 Introduction to the law

    Ch 2 The relationship between law and ethics

    Ch 3 Negligence and vicarious liability

    Ch 4 Consent to treatment

    Ch 5 The contract of employment including occupational health and safety and workers compensation

    Ch 6 The administration of drugs

    Ch 7 Report writing; confidentiality of and access to patient records

    Ch 8 Professional regulation of nursing practice

    Ch 9 Coroners’ court

    Ch 10 Human tissue transplantation

    Ch 11 Mental health



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