The fifth edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing is the essential book that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses in one text. It reflects the continuing influence that the law, legal issues, and the field of ethics have on the professional practice of nursing.
Readers familiar with earlier editions will recognize that much of the content in this text is new or updated to mirror changes in the practice of professional nursing. This edition also combines the field of ethics with legal issues, as these two aspects of professional nursing practice cannot truly be separated.
Table of Contents
Part I: Ethics
Chapter 1: Ethics
Chapter 2: Application of Ethics in Nursing Practice Settings
Part II: Law and the Judicial Process
Chapter 3: Legal Concepts and the Judicial Process
Chapter 4: Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Part III: Liability Issues
Chapter 5: Standards of Care
Chapter 6: Tort Law
Chapter 7: Nursing Liability: Defenses
Chapter 8: Informed Consent and Patient Self-Determination
Chapter 9: Documentation and Confidentiality
Chapter 10: Professional Liability Insurance
Part IV: Impact of the Law on the Professional Practice of Nursing
Chapter 11: Nurse Practice Acts, Licensure, and Scope of Practice
Chapter 12: Advanced Nursing Practice Roles
Chapter 13: Employment Laws: Corporate Liability Issues
Chapter 14: Nursing Administration and the Nurse-Manager
Chapter 15: Delegation and Supervision
Chapter 16: Selected Federal Laws
Part V: Impact of the Law on Nursing in Selected Practice Settings
Chapter 17: Acute Care Settings
Chapter 18: Ambulatory Care Settings
Chapter 19: Managed Care Settings
Chapter 20: Community Health Settings
Chapter 21: Long Term Care Settings
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