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Allied Health Professionals and the Law - Rosemary Kennedy

Allied Health Professionals and the Law

By: Rosemary Kennedy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th December 2008
ISBN: 9781862877085
Number Of Pages: 272

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News: this book has been included as one of the texts for the National Psychology Examination - Curriculum Domains 1 (Ethics) and 4 (Communication), developed by the Psychology Board of Australia This book targets a wide range of allied health professions. The list, while not exhaustive, embraces occupational therapy, podiatry, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, nuclear medicine, speech pathology, radiography, physiotherapy, psychology, osteopathy, chiropractic care and optometry. The authors explain the legal context in which these professions function, the various forms of legal regulation which apply to them, their legal liabilities, and legal imperatives which bear upon their practice. Also included is commentary on the limits and ambiguities of law in relation to allied health activity, the interaction between law and professional ethics, and some significant legal challenges in normal professional life. Allied Health Professionals and the Law expands the legal knowledge of allied health readers whether they are practitioners seeking to understand the legal aspects of their work or researchers engaged in analysis of professional matters which have legal dimensions and implications.

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the authors have contributed an eminently readable, informative and intensely practical collection of essays on various relevant topics within their disciplines, and in doing so will surely earn the gratitude of health professionals in giving them considerable access to legal matters of practical importance which might otherwise be difficult to 'track down'. Great effort and research have combined to produce a handy reference work which is likely to become an enduring byword for accuracy and easy accessibility. - Australian Psychological Society, September 2009

Part 1 - Law and the Context of Practice Introduction Rosemary Kennedy The Australian legal system Allied health professions, professionalism, ethics and law Cameron Stewart The health service delivery context Peter McFarlane Occupational regulation of health practitioners in Australia Anne-Louise Carlton

Part 2 - Accountable Service Delivery and the Law Decision-making and consent Clare Delany Confidentiality, privacy and health information management Marilyn McMahon Intervention methods and processes Michael Weir

Part 3 - Adverse Service Delivery and the Law Legal risks of unprofessional behaviour Beth Wilson Reporting own and other's conduct Cameron Stewart

Part 4 - Law and Professional Life Working for others or as a private practitioner? Trevor Goddard and Marina Ciccarelli Writing reports and giving evidence in court Andrew Day Maintaining professional competence Joshua Burns Index

ISBN: 9781862877085
ISBN-10: 1862877084
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 4th December 2008
Publisher: Federation Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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