Applied Paramedic Law, Ethics and Professionalism, Second Edition

Applied Paramedic Law, Ethics and Professionalism, Second Edition

Australia and New Zealand

2nd Edition - July 16, 2019

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  • Authors: Ruth Townsend, Morgan Luck
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729543088

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Applied Paramedic Law, Ethics and Professionalism brings together the legal and ethical principles relevant to paramedic profession in the Australian and New Zealand contexts. Written by Ruth Townsend and Morgan Luck, the text explores and explains the practical application of these principles through the use of case studies and paramedic-specific scenarios. An indispensable guide for student paramedics, and those already in the profession, the text helps to develop an awareness of the legal and ethical principles that guide professional practice. By engaging with the text, readers develop an understanding of the implications of their decisions and actions in a range of situations, as well as an understanding of their professional responsibilities.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Paramedic professionalism
    2 Ethics for paramedics
    3 PRECARE - ethical decision-making model
    4 The regulatory system
    5 Consent and refusal of treatment
    6 Negligence and vicarious liability
    7 End-of-life care
    8 Protective jurisdiction
    9 The mental health patient
    10 Privacy and confidentiality
    11 Pharmacological management
    12 Employment and industrial law
    13 Paramedic practice in New Zealand
    14 NEW! Paramedic Research

Product details

  • No. of pages: 383
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: July 16, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780729543088

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)

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