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Here is the current authoritative tool you need as you weigh potential ethical issues and make important decisions for you and your patients.Nurse’s Legal Handbook works as your personal legal nurse consultant, with practical direction on how to navigate legal ethics, pitfalls, and preventative steps. This indispensable handbook demonstrates the issues with recent nursing malpractice cases, to help you be protected and informed regarding your legal rights, risks, and responsibilities as a nurse. Get informed on current laws, practice standards, and areas of legal liability … · NEW Current laws and trends in litigation that affect nursing· NEW Current legal/ethical controversies, including: the definition of death; the nurse's response to a patient request to stop treatment· NEW Legal guidance on:o How to protect yourself from being sued for nursing negligenceo The importance of professional liability insuranceo The litigation process, and the four elements needed to prove nursing negligence or malpracticeo Signs you are at risk for civil or criminal prosecutiono What to do if you are named as a defendanto Testifying as a nurse experto Nursing documentation as the best courtroom evidenceo How testifying experts use medical records in malpractice litigationo The effects of Good Samaritan Laws on nursingo Making ethical decisions; ethical relationships with patients and coworkerso Your employee rights; the meanings of employee contracts; and whistleblowing· NEW How the states’ Nurse Practice Acts and the current American Nurse Association (ANA) Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice regulate quality of care· NEW How nursing standards and hospital policies affect court decisions· NEW Ethical issues raised by landmark cases: End of life, quality of life; laws such as the Patient Self-Determination Act; violence against nurses and the ANA's response· Crucial information for advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners, legal nurse consultants, risk managers, critical care nurses, medical/surgical nurses, nurse attorneys, emergency nurses, long-term care nurses, and nurse educators
Number of Pages: 409
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Street Date: September 29, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-3233
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