Ethics. Research. Community.

Legal & ethical issues in nursing

Publisher Location:Boston. 
[Record Source: OCLC]
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Record TypeBook
Edition5th ed.
Physical Descriptionxxiii, 549 p.; 24 cm.
ContentsIntroduction to ethics -- Application of ethics in nursing practice settings -- Legal concepts and the judicial process -- Anatomy of a lawsuit -- Standards of care -- Tort law -- Nursing liability : defenses -- Informed consent and patient self-determination -- Documentation and confidentiality -- Professional liability insurance -- Nurse practice acts, licensure, and the scope of practice -- Advanced nursing practice roles -- Corporate liability issues and employment laws -- Nursing management and the nurse-manager -- Delegation and supervision -- Federal laws : the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 -- Nursing in acute care settings -- Nursing in ambulatory and managed care settings -- Public and community health care -- Nursing in long-term care settings.