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Essentials of Law for Health Professionals : 3rd Edition - Kim Forrester

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals

3rd Edition


Published: 8th February 2010
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Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 3rd Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout to reflect the most recent changes in legislation relevant to the provision of health care services in Australia. Employment status of health professionals and issues of work cover, health and safety obligations, anti-discrimination issues are clearly outlined and discussed in the new edition. Legal issues surrounding genetics, fertility and surrogacy are reviewed in conjunction with the current position on abortion and wrongful deaths. The breadth of material is presented in a manner that is more in keeping with a student resource text rather than a law book. It emphasizes major points and includes summaries on how the law relates to practice rather than merely stating the law. The new third edition continues to present contemporary issues relevant for health science students from the clinical setting through to management and employment, as they apply to each state.

About the Author

RN, BA, LLB, LLM (Advanced), PhD, Barrister at Law, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science and Medicine, Bond University, Queensland RN, BA, LLB, LLM, PhD, Legal Practitioner, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Reviewersp. xii
Introduction to Law for Health Professionals
Introductory Concepts and the Court Hierarchyp. 3
The Australian Constitution and System of Governmentp. 23
Working with Legal Representativesp. 33
Legal Concepts for Health Professionals
Management of Patient and Client Informationp. 61
Negligencep. 87
Intentional Tortsp. 133
Life and Death Issues
Refusal of Treatmentp. 165
Manipulation of Lifep. 195
Criminal Law Issues and the Coronerp. 219
Working within the Law
Contractual and Industrial Elements of Professional Practicep. 249
Statutes Controlling Health Service Deliveryp. 291
Registration and Regulation of Health Professionalsp. 321
Table of Casesp. 357
Table of Statutesp. 360
Abbreviationsp. 369
Expert Witness Code of Conductp. 371
AMA Code of Ethics-2004p. 373
Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9780729539159
ISBN-10: 0729539156
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 8th February 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.3  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 3