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Ethics, Law and Health Care (2nd Edition)

A guide for nurses and midwives

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 410
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17 April 2019

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Understanding ethics and law in health care is an essential part of nurse and midwife professional standards, and a core component of qualifying programmes. Ethics, Law and Health Care teaches applied ethics and law in...

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Understanding ethics and law in health care is an essential part of nurse and midwife professional standards, and a core component of qualifying programmes. Ethics, Law and Health Care teaches applied ethics and law in a way that illustrates the real world applications of these essential aspects of practice. It enables readers to not only recognise but also address legal and ethical issues that will arise in their professional practice.

The book approaches these issues using the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Codes of Ethics, the Codes of Professional Conduct and the four principles of biomedical ethics:

  • Autonomy
  • Non-maleficence
  • Beneficence
  • Justice

Filled with case studies, review questions and useful further reading, this book gives readers a solid understanding of ethics and law in health care, and a clear decision-making framework so they can take action confidently. 


Please note, this book is written specifically for the Australian market.

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  • A new chapter on health, law, ethics and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Illustrated with `real world' applications, the book ensures students understand how core components of the nursing and midwifery curriculum are put in to practice
  • Copies of the Codes of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives are provided as appendixes for ease of reference

Chapter 1: Ethics and Law.- Chapter 2: Ethics and ethical and legal decision- making frameworks.- Chapter 3: The Australian legal system.- Chapter 4: Ethics, law and nursing and midwifery practice.- Chapter 5: Adult patients - Consent and refusal of consent.- Chapter 6: Children as patients.- Chapter 7 Law, ethics and health information management.- Chapter 8: Patient safety and negligence.- Chapter 9: Ethics, law and mental health.- Chapter 10: Ethics, law and the elderly.- Chapter 11: End-of-life issues.- Chapter 12: Issues relevant to reproduction, pregnancy and the birth of a child.- Chapter 13: Ethics, law and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
Appendixes.- Code of conduct for nurses.- Code of conduct for midwives.- Where to find the International Council of Nurses Code of Ethics and the International Confederation of Midwives Code of Ethics.

We use this text and have done for the last two years. I don’t recommend any other texts as this one covers both law and ethics. It covers them in an easy to engage with manner, and the focus is on safe and appropriate practice for nurses and midwives. – Matt Mason, Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine, University of the Sunshine Coast
This is written in a clear and concise style, is easy to read and is relevant to the Australian health care setting. The use of various examples of actual cases to illustrate points throughout the book is also a great help to the students and can also be used to stimulate discussion. – Ron Picard, Lecturer in Nursing, La Trobe Rural Health School
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Fiona McDonald is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and is Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Dalhousie University, Canada. She teaches in the area of health law and ethics to law students and a range of health professionals.

Shih-Ning Then is a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and is a member of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. She teaches in the area of health law and ethics to law students and a range of health professionals.

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Fiona McDonald is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and is Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Dalhousie University, Canada. She teaches in the area of health law and ethics to law students and a range of health professionals.

Shih-Ning Then is a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and is a member of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. She teaches in the area of health law and ethics to law students and a range of health professionals.

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