Essentials of Law for Health Professionals - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780729541664, 9780729581660

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals

4th Edition

Authors: Kim Forrester Debra Griffiths
Paperback ISBN: 9780729541664
eBook ISBN: 9780729581660
Imprint: Mosby Australia
Published Date: 1st November 2014
Page Count: 424

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Perfect for:

  • • Bachelor of Nursing students
  • • Diploma of Nursing students
  • • Bachelor of Midwifery students
  • • Bachelor of Paramedicine students
  • • Bachelor of Health science students
  • • Post graduate Nursing and Midwifery students

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 4e provides students with the information and knowledge necessary to make well-informed and considered decisions about their legal rights and obligations, and the legal rights and obligations of the patients and clients under their care.

Key Features

  • • Introduces the fundamental concepts and frameworks of health law with clear examples
  • • Focuses on the importance of accurate records, patient confidentiality and the impact of medical negligence
  • • Provides an increased focus on ethical issues, particularly around refusal and/or withdrawal of treatment, guardianship and the manipulation of life
  • • Outlines the obligations and responsibilities in relation to medicines, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and explores the management of health complaints
  • • Highlights contemporary issues around National Registration requirements for health professionals.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Law for Health Professionals
1. Introductory Concepts and the Court Hierarchy
2. The Australian Constitution and System of Government
3. Working with Legal Representatives
4. Law and ethics
Section 2: Legal Concepts for Health Professionals
5. Management of Patient and Client information
6. Negligence
7. Intentional Torts
Section 3: Life and Death Issues
8. Refusal of Treatment
9. Manipulation of Life
10. Criminal Law issues and the Coroner
Section 4: Working within the Law
11. Contractual and Industrial elements of Professional Practice
12. Statutes Controlling Health Service Delivery
13. Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals


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1st November 2014
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About the Authors

Kim Forrester

Kim Forrester is a registered nurse and barrister-at-law practising in the area of health law. Kim is the author of several publications in health law. Kim is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland

Debra Griffiths

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria