Law and Clinical Risk in Midwifery

1st Edition

The Right to a Perfect Baby?

Authors:

  • Jo Wilson
  • Andrew Symon
    • Print ISBN 9780750628518

    Table of Contents

    Introduction; Principles of Clinical Governance; Clinical Risk Modification - a collaborative approach to midwifery care; The midwife and the legal environment; Intra and inter-professional behaviour and communication; The role of the Midwifery Manager and Supervisor of Midwives; Consent issues during pregnancy and childbirth; Genetic counselling - legal and ethical dilemmas private; The tools of risk management and their application to midwifery practice; The consumer view; The victims of midwifery accidents; The way forward: clinical competence, co-operation and communication.

    Details

    No. of pages:
    192
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2002
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Books for Midwives
    Print ISBN:
    9780750628518

    About the authors

    Jo Wilson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Healthcare Risk Services, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Director, Clinical Consultancy, Healthcare Risk Resources International, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

    Andrew Symon

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Dundee, UK