Author(s): Patricia Staunton
Law for Nurses and Midwives is the most highly respected health law text for nursing and midwifery students studying law as part of their degree. Now in its 8th edition, this fundamental text outlines legal issues and responsibilities specific to both nursing and midwifery practice and features the legislation relevant to the provision of safe, quality healthcare in Australia. Authored by Patricia Staunton and Mary Chiarella, this fully revised edition includes updates to case law and the latest information on nursing and midwifery governance and the professional regulation of nurses and midwives.
Chapter 1 - An introduction to the law and Australia's legal system Chapter 2 - The relationship between law and ethics Chapter 3- Professional negligence Chapter 4 - Consent to treatment Chapter 5 - The contract of employment Chapter 6 - The administration of drugs Chapter 7 - The documentation and confidentiality of and access to patient records Chapter 8 - Professional regulation of nurses and midwives Chapter 9 - Coronial jurisdiction Chapter 10 - Human tissue transplantation Chapter 11 - Mental health