Key Features

  • Up to date information on: The revised NHS patient complaints system; Human Tissue Act 2004; Mental Capacity Act 2005; and Developments in patient safety and risk management
  • Accessible, up to date account of the law and its application to nursing practice
  • Coverage of controversial subject areas such as assisted suicide
  • Information on nurse prescribing

Table of Contents

Introduction: the nurse and the legal environment; Nursing negligence: general issues; Patient safety, litigation and complaints in the NHS; Legal aspects of expanded role, clinical guidelines and protocols
and nurse prescribing; Consent to treatment I: general principles; Consent to treatment II: children and the mentally ill; Privacy, confidentiality, and access to health care records; Clinical research and the nurse; Reproductive choice; The end of life


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About the authors

Jean McHale

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Leicester, UK

John Tingle

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Centre for Health Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, UK; Visiting Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago, IL