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Legal, Ethical and Political Issues in Nursing, 2nd Ed - F.A. Davis

Legal, Ethical and Political Issues in Nursing, 2nd Ed

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-- New chapter on quality assurance and risk management
-- Summary added to end of each chapter
-- More emphasis on ethical issues and the role of the nurse in the political process
-- New information on the impaired colleague, the role of the advanced practice nurse, organ donation, advanced directives, medical disclosure panels, right-to-die cases, and disciplinary insurance
-- Expanded information on the use and supervision of unlicensed assistive personnel, case management, documentation, common documentation errors, and documenting using critical paths
-- Case examples of ethical dilemmas from different areas of nursing, including pediatrics, geriatrics, home health, and living will/DNR

Nursing Practicep. 1
Nursing Practicep. 3
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 3
Chapter Thoughtsp. 3
Objectivesp. 4
Introductionp. 4
Licensurep. 4
National Practitioner Data Bankp. 28
Financial Responsibility for Practicep. 30
Nursing and the Lawp. 35
Standards of Carep. 37
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 37
Chapter Thoughtsp. 37
Objectivesp. 38
Introductionp. 38
Standards of Carep. 38
Developing Standards of Carep. 44
Legal Implications of Standards of Carep. 45
Legal Theories and Standards of Carep. 48
The Lawp. 55
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 55
Chapter Thoughtsp. 55
Objectivesp. 56
Introductionp. 56
Legal Status of Nursingp. 56
Definition of Lawp. 57
Sources of Lawp. 58
Types of Lawp. 66
Jurisdictionp. 71
Nursing Ethicsp. 81
Lobbyingp. 83
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 83
Chapter Thoughtsp. 83
Objectivesp. 84
Introductionp. 84
Lobbying: A Primer for Nursesp. 84
Understanding the Processp. 90
Keep Abreast of Legislation, Regulations, and Congressp. 92
Ethics in Nursingp. 97
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 97
Chapter Thoughtsp. 97
Objectivesp. 97
Introductionp. 98
Law Versus Ethicsp. 98
Key Definitionsp. 99
Ethical Decision-Making Processp. 101
An Ethics Primerp. 106
Comparing Two Ethical Systemsp. 113
Liability in Professional Practicep. 125
Intentional and Quasi-intentional Tortsp. 127
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 127
Chapter Thoughtsp. 127
Objectivesp. 128
Introductionp. 128
Intentional Tortsp. 130
Quasi-intentional Tortsp. 139
Common Areas of Negligence and Liabilityp. 153
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 153
Chapter Thoughtsp. 153
Objectivesp. 154
Introductionp. 154
Nurses' Liabilityp. 154
Common Causes of Liabilityp. 155
Vital Statisticsp. 172
Documentation and the Nursep. 185
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 185
Chapter Thoughtsp. 185
Objectivesp. 186
Introductionp. 187
Purposes of Documentationp. 187
Documenting for Risk Managementp. 189
Legal and Ethical Responsibilitiesp. 189
Documentation Standardsp. 190
Types of Documentationp. 191
Effective Documentationp. 197
Documenting in Special Situationsp. 202
Documentation Weaknessesp. 204
Who Owns the Medical Records?p. 207
Incident/Occurrence/Variance Reportsp. 208
What to Do After the Incidentp. 213
Electronic Documentationp. 217
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 217
Chapter Thoughtsp. 217
Objectivesp. 217
Introductionp. 218
What Is Electronic Documentation?p. 218
Ensuring Confidentialityp. 220
Physical Securityp. 222
Personnel Securityp. 222
System Securityp. 223
Integrity of Electronic Documentationp. 223
Advantages of Electronic Documentationp. 224
Problems Associated with Electronic Documentationp. 226
The Future of Electronic Documentationp. 227
Risk Managementp. 231
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 231
Chapter Thoughtsp. 231
Objectivesp. 232
Introductionp. 232
Techniques of Risk Managementp. 232
Compliance with Policies and Proceduresp. 236
Utilization Review Process: Peer Reviewp. 242
Liabilityp. 242
Peer Reviewp. 243
Informed Consentp. 247
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 247
Chapter Thoughtsp. 247
Objectivesp. 248
Introductionp. 248
What Is Consent and When Do You Need It?p. 249
Standards of Disclosurep. 255
Treatment Without Consentp. 258
Proving Lack of Consent Casesp. 259
Theory Behind Informed Consent: Patient's Right to Self-Determinationp. 261
Facility Liability: Employment Issuesp. 277
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 277
Chapter Thoughtsp. 277
Objectivesp. 278
Introductionp. 279
Vicarious Liabilityp. 279
Corporate Negligencep. 283
Employment Law Liabilityp. 284
Post-terminationp. 291
Discrimination and Harassmentp. 292
Liability of the Nurse Managerp. 311
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 311
Chapter Thoughtsp. 311
Objectivesp. 312
Introductionp. 312
Supervisors Establish Facility Standard of Carep. 313
Issues Handled/Encountered by Nurse Supervisorsp. 319
Minimizing Potential Problems Before They Arise--The Nurse Manager's Rolep. 330
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servicesp. 331
The Nurse and the Medical Malpractice Lawsuitp. 337
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 337
Chapter Thoughtsp. 337
Objectivesp. 338
Introductionp. 338
The Litigation Process: Initial Stagesp. 338
Preparing the Casep. 339
The Litigation Process: Discoveryp. 345
Legal Research: Foundation of a Lawsuitp. 352
The Litigation Process: Trialp. 354
Sample Complaintp. 361
Sample Fee Agreement and Authority to Representp. 365
Sample Request for Production of Documents and Thingsp. 369
Sample Interrogatories and Answersp. 371
Excerpt of a Sample Depositionp. 373
Sample Form for Request for Admission of Factsp. 375
Sample Subpoenap. 377
The Expertp. 379
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 379
Chapter Thoughtsp. 379
Objectivesp. 379
Introductionp. 379
What Is an Expert Witness?p. 380
Why Use an Expert?p. 380
Qualifications of an Expertp. 383
Sources of Expertsp. 384
Experts: Tasks and Typesp. 384
Types of Expertsp. 386
Expert Chargesp. 387
Sample Expert Reportp. 390
Sample Expert Witness Contractp. 393
Professional Liability Insurancep. 395
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 395
Chapter Thoughtsp. 395
Objectivesp. 396
Introductionp. 396
Should Nurses Have Insurance?p. 397
The Insuring Agreementp. 401
Determining the Type of Professional Liability Insurance to Havep. 405
Professional Reasons to Choose an Individual Policyp. 407
Disciplinary Defense Insurancep. 408
Professional Issuesp. 413
The Nurse and the Contractp. 415
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 415
Chapter Thoughtsp. 415
Objectivesp. 416
Introductionp. 417
Anatomy of a Contractp. 417
Remedies in Contract Disputesp. 418
Alternative Dispute Resolutionp. 419
Types of Nursing Contractsp. 422
Conflict Management and the Nursep. 435
Key Chapter Conceptsp. 435
Chapter Thoughtsp. 435
Objectivesp. 436
Introductionp. 436
How Do You Assess Conflict?p. 436
Steps in Conflict Resolutionp. 438
Alternative Dispute Resolutionp. 439
Communication and Conflictp. 440
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ISBN: 9780803605718
ISBN-10: 0803605714
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 25th September 2003
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised