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Essentials of Law for Health Professionals : 4th Edition - Forrester

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals

4th Edition


Published: 1st November 2014
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RRP $41.95

Perfect for:

  • Bachelor of Nursing students
  • Diploma of Nursing students
  • Bachelor of Midwifery students
  • Bachelor of Paramedicine students
  • Bachelor of Health science students
  • Post graduate Nursing and Midwifery students
Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 4e provides students with the information and knowledge necessary to make well-informed and considered decisions about their legal rights and obligations, and the legal rights and obligations of the patients and clients under their care. Key Features
  • Introduces the fundamental concepts and frameworks of health law with clear examples
  • Focuses on the importance of accurate records, patient confidentiality and the impact of medical negligence
  • Provides an increased focus on ethical issues, particularly around refusal and/or withdrawal of treatment, guardianship and the manipulation of life
  • Outlines the obligations and responsibilities in relation to medicines, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and explores the management of health complaints
  • Highlights contemporary issues around National Registration requirements for health professionals.
New to this Edition
  • Revised chapters explaining the roles of government and legal professionals
  • Chapter 12; Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals reflects the National registration requirements for health professionals
  • Issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide, mental health, abuse and negligence have been enhanced.



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    Section 1: Introduction to Law for Health Professionals
    1. Introductory Concepts and the Court Hierarchy
    2. The Australian Constitution and System of Government
    3. Working with Legal Representatives
    4. Law and ethics
    Section 2: Legal Concepts for Health Professionals
    5. Management of Patient and Client information
    6. Negligence
    7. Intentional Torts
    Section 3: Life and Death Issues
    8. Refusal of Treatment
    9. Manipulation of Life
    10. Criminal Law issues and the Coroner
    Section 4: Working within the Law
    11. Contractual and Industrial elements of Professional Practice
    12. Statutes Controlling Health Service Delivery
    13. Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals

    ISBN: 9780729541664
    ISBN-10: 0729541665
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 424
    Published: 1st November 2014
    Publisher: Elsevier Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.5  x 2.2
    Weight (kg): 0.38
    Edition Number: 4
    Edition Type: Revised