Table of Contents

1 REVISED & UPDATED Introduction to the Law

2 REVISED & UPDATED The relationship between law and ethics

3 REVISED & UPDATED Professional Negligence and vicarious liability

4 REVISED & UPDATED Consent to treatment

5 REVISED & UPDATED The contract of employment, including occupational health and safety and workers compensation

6 REVISED & UPDATED The administration of drugs

7 REVISED & UPDATED Report writing: confidentiality of and access to patient records

8 COMPLETE REWRITE Professional regulation of nurses and midwives  (includes a specific section on Maternity services law)

9 REVISED & UPDATEDCoronial jurisdiction

10 REVISED & UPDATEDHuman tissue transplantation

11 REVISED & UPDATEDMental Health

Details

No. of pages:
456
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone Australia
Print ISBN:
9780729541022
Electronic ISBN:
9780729581028

About the authors

Patricia Staunton

Affiliations and Expertise

Judicial Member and Deputy President of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Mary Chiarella

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, University of Sydney, Sydney; Member, Clinical Ethics Advisory Council for NSW Health; Independent Board Member, Health Workforce Australia, NSW, Australia