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Nursing Law for Irish Students
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NURSING LAW FOR IRISH STUDENTS

PAPERBACK BY VAN DOKKUM, NEIL

£36.99

ISBN
9780717138371
IMPRINT
GILL EDUCATION
 
 
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PUBLISHER
GILL
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
478 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
26 APR 2005

DESCRIPTION

It covers the four areas of accountability affecting all nurses namely civil liability, professional liability, criminal liability and accountability to the employer. Each chapter contains the following: - learning objectives and outcomes - important legal concepts and phrases explained - summary at the end of each chapter - weblinks for further information and research. Where legal concepts and terminologies are used, they are thoroughly and clearly explained in a `non-legal' manner. Up-to-date leading Irish and UK cases are used throughout the text. The cases are broken into three sections: - The facts - The issues to be decided - The decision of the court. Followed by analysis and commentary on the important issues raised by the decision. Problem questions based on factual scenarios, which test the student's application of principles, are provided at the end of each section. Suitable for 1st and 2nd year degree nursing students at Universities and I.Ts and as a post-registration refresher text.

CONTENTS

Part 1 - Professional Liability 1. A Statutory Overview 2. An Bord Altanais 3. Education of Nurses 4. The Fitness to Practice Committee Part 2 - Civil Liability 5. Introduction to the General Principles of Tort 6. The Concept of Patient Autonomy 7. Informed Consent of Medical Treatment 8. Capacity of the Patient to give Informed Consent 9. The Mentally Incapacitated Adult Patient 10. The Consent of Parents to Medical Treatment of their Child 11. Full and Proper Disclosure to the Patient 12. Voluntary Consent 13. Exceptions to the Need for Informed Consent 14. The Duty of Care 15. The Standard of Care 16. Damages 17. Causation 18. The Legal Duty of Confidentiality 19. Personal Health Information 20. Permitted Disclosure of Information 21. The Consent of the Patient to Disclosure 22. Exceptions to the Duty of Confidentiality 23. Medical Records and the Common Law 24. Data Protection and Medical Records Part 3 - Criminal Liability 25. Distinction between civil and criminal jurisdiction and liability 26. Criminal Responsibility 27. Drugs Part 4 - Accountability to the Employer 28. The Common Law of Employment 29. Termination of the employment contract 30. Statutory Regulation of Employment 31. Health and Safety in the Workplace 32. Vicarious Liability and the Nurse Part 5 - Problem Questions and Application of Principles