Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics

1st Edition

Australia and New Zealand

Authors:

  • Ruth Townsend
  • Morgan Luck
  • 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
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780729581349
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780729583015

    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)