Key Features

  • Over 60 paramedic-specific scenarios
  • Relevant case law discussed
  • Suitable for the undergraduate course in Paramedic Law and Ethics
  • Provides a clear ethical decision-making model for paramedics

    Key supporting features available on the Evolve platform:
  • Multiple choice, short answer and essay questions
  • Case studies
  • Image collection
  • Additional instructor resources including PowerPoints and further case studies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Foreword

Contributors

Reviewers

1 Why introduce paramedics to law, ethics and professionalism?

2 An introduction to ethics for paramedics

3 PRECARE – an ethical decision-making model for paramedics

4 The ethical governance of paramedic practice

5 An introduction to the legal system and paramedic professionalism

6 Consent and refusal of treatment

7 The tort of negligence, standards of care and vicarious liability

8 End-of-life care

9 An introduction to child protection and mandatory reporting

10 The mental health patient in the pre-hospital emergency care setting

11 Employment and industrial law in paramedic practice

12 Record keeping and the patient health care record

13 The use of drugs in pre-hospital care

14 Paramedic practice in New Zealand – legal issues and current debates

Glossary

Index

Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
eBook ISBN:
9780729581349
eBook ISBN:
9780729583015
Print ISBN:
9780729541343

About the authors

Ruth Townsend

Ruth Townsend is the Health Law and Ethics course convenor in the School of Medicine and College of Law at the Australian National University. Ruth is a qualified paramedic, nurse and lawyer.

Affiliations and Expertise

ANU College of Law

Morgan Luck

Dr Morgan Luck is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Charles Sturt University and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE)

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior lecturer in philosophy at Charles Sturt University and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE)