Law and Ethics for Health Practitioners - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729543033, 9780729587297

Law and Ethics for Health Practitioners

1st Edition

Authors: Sonia Allan
eBook ISBN: 9780729587297
Paperback ISBN: 9780729543033
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 25th September 2019
Page Count: 274

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Law and Ethics for Health Practitioners will appeal to undergraduate nursing and allied health students seeking to understand and comply with the legal, ethical and regulatory requirements of their profession.

The text addresses law and ethics across eight health science disciplines, presenting discipline-specific scenarios to support students in their clinical decision making.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Law and Ethics for Health Practitioners
1. Introduction to the Australian legal system
2. Introduction to the Australian health system
3. Introduction to ethics and ethical decision making

Section 2: Professional Regulation and Key Concepts Relevant to Health Care Delivery
4. Professional regulation of health practitioners
5. Management of health information
6. Negligence
7. Intentional Torts
8. Criminal Law and Issues related to Health Care

Section 3: Matters of Life and Death
9. Registration of Births and Deaths and the Coroners Court
10. Abortion, Wrongful Birth, Wrongful Life and Pre-Natal Injury
11. Assisted Reproduction and Surrogacy
12. Advance care planning and the withholding and withdrawal of treatment

Section 4: Further Practice Considerations
13. The removal and donation of human blood, tissue and organs
14. The regulation of drugs and poisons
15. Mental health legislation
16. Child and elder abuse

Section 5: Law and Ethics in Action
17. Working with legal representatives
18. Case studies: Guided application of legal and ethical prinicples


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About the Author

Sonia Allan