Key Features

Written in a clear, straightforward style
Appropriate coverage of both ethical and legal issues
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical background of the topic
Presents information in a practical way – the way students will encounter it in day-to-day practice
Numerous case studies and examples, all nursing-specific

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Nursing Law and Ethics

Chapter 2: Ethical Theoretical Perspectives

Chapter 3: Ethics Resources for Nurses

Chapter 4: The Canadian Legal System

Chapter 5: Regulation of the Nursing Profession

Chapter 6: Consent to Treatment

Chapter 7: The Nurse’s Legal Accountabilities: Professional Competence, Misconduct, Malpractice, and Nursing Documentation

Chapter 8: End of Life

Chapter 9: Ethical and Legal Issues Related to Advancing Science and Technologies

Chapter 10: Patient Rights

Chapter 11: Caregiver Rights

Chapter 12: Ethical Issues in Leadership, the Organization, and Care


Mosby Canada
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About the authors

Margaret Keatings

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President Professional Practice & Chief Nurse Executive, The Hospital for Sick Children