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Ethics, Law and Professional Issues

A Practice-Based Approach for Health Professionals

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Red Globe Press

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24 April 2012

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This practice-based textbook explores the ethical, legal and professional issues that characterise the field of healthcare. From seeking consent to upholding patient confidentiality, it examines a broad range of professional...

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This practice-based textbook explores the ethical, legal and professional issues that characterise the field of healthcare. From seeking consent to upholding patient confidentiality, it examines a broad range of professional dilemmas from everyday practice. Detailed scenarios and engaging discussions help the reader understand how best to balance ethics, the law and professional codes of conduct in order to provide the best standards of care.

Whether studying on an undergraduate nursing, midwifery or healthcare related programme or an experienced practitioner, this is essential resource for people working in healthcare looking to develop an ethically, legally and professionally sound approach to practice.

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  • It offers an all-in-one comprehensive guide to these three health compulsory areas of study: care contexts, including nursing, midwifery and paramedic practice
  • Editors are joined by a host of specialist contributors to provide an authoritative introduction to the field
  • Detailed analysis of confidentiality, accountability, consent, capacity and justice, all grounded within the daily practice context
  • Authoritative guidance through discussion of legal cases, excerpts from statutes and extracts from professional guidelines
  • Realistic case scenarios drawn from a range of health settings, unravelling and illustrating the guidelines, statutes and policies which influence practice and encourage the reader to consider real-life clinical dilemmas
  • Advice on balancing the conflicting pressures of the modern healthcare context, from facing time limitations to challenging the unprofessional practice of others

Introduction; A.Gallagher& S.Hodge
Accountability; S.Ryle
Informed Consent: Adults with Capacity; K.Acott & S.Searby
Consent When Capacity is Compromised; A.Gallagher, S.Hodge& N.Pansari
Truth Telling; A.Arber& C.Wade
Confidentiality; P.Colliety& K.Horton
Justice and Fairness; H.Allan
Responding to Unprofessional Practice; A.Brown
Promoting Professional Healthcare Practice; J.Leng& D.Macartney
Conclusion; A.Gallagher& S.Hodge
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ANN GALLAGHER Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George's University of London, UK. She is a member of several clinical and research ethics committees and of the editorial and advisory boards of Nursing Ethics and Ethics and Social Welfare. Her research and publications are in the field of applied and professional ethics.

SUE HODGE Lecturer in Law at the University of Surrey, UK.

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ANN GALLAGHER Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George's University of London, UK. She is a member of several clinical and research ethics committees and of the editorial and advisory boards of Nursing Ethics and Ethics and Social Welfare. Her research and publications are in the field of applied and professional ethics.

SUE HODGE Lecturer in Law at the University of Surrey, UK.

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