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Legal & ethical issues in nursing /
Ginny Wacker Guido.
edition
5th ed.
imprint
Boston : Pearson, c2010.
description
xxiii, 549 p.
ISBN
0135079985, 9780135079980
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Boston : Pearson, c2010.
isbn
0135079985
9780135079980
contents note
Introduction 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 -- Nursing 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.
catalogue key
7606986
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
The fifth edition ofLegal and Ethical Issues in Nursingis the essential book that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses in one text. It reflects the continuing influence that the law, legal issues, and the field of ethics have on the professional practice of nursing. Readers familiar with earlier editions will recognize that much of the content in this book is new or updated to mirror changes in the practice of professional nursing. This edition also combines the field of ethics with legal issues, as these two aspects of professional nursing practice cannot truly be separated. Graduate nursing students or professional nurses needing an additional resource.
Main Description
The fifth edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing is the essential book that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses in one text. It reflects the continuing influence that the law, legal issues, and the field of ethics have on the professional practice of nursing. Readers familiar with earlier editions will recognize that much of the content in this book is new or updated to mirror changes in the practice of professional nursing. This edition also combines the field of ethics with legal issues, as these two aspects of professional nursing practice cannot truly be separated. This is a perfect resource for graduate nursing students or professional nurses needing an additional reference.
Main Description
Introductory text covers the statistical methods and procedures needed to analyze research findings.Special focus is given to quantitative methods. Other features include management of data, how to "clean" data, and how to work around missing data.Graduate nursing students.
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Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing Fifth Edition Ginny Wacker Guido, JD, MSN, RN, FAAN Washington State University Vancouver The fifth edition ofLegal and Ethical Issues in Nursingcontinues the tradition of the fourth edition as the essential title that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses and how they influence the professional practice of nursing. This influence reflects the expanding autonomous roles of nurses, in the public and community health arena, in acute-care settings, or in long-term and hospice settings. It also reflects changes in the health care delivery structure, including mandatory nurse-patient ratios, the downsizing or closing of hospitals and other health care delivery agencies, and the continued shortage of professional nurses. New to this edition: Expanded ethical coverage, including a new chapter that applies ethical theories to situations that nurses encounter. A new ethical issues feature highlighting some of the more frequently encountered ethical issues within an area of the law or clinical practice site. Updated information on current laws and their application to nursing. New chapter summary format allows easy review of chapter content. Much of the content is new or updated to reflect the changes in the law and in the practice of professional nursing. Pearson Health Science Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 www.pearsonhighered.com
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This volume combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses in one text. It reflects the continuing influence that the law, legal issues, and the field of ethics have on the professional practice of nursing.
Long Description
The fifth edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing is the essential book that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses in one text. It reflects the continuing influence that the law, legal issues, and the field of ethics have on the professional practice of nursing.Readers familiar with earlier editions will recognize that much of the content in this text is new or updated to mirror changes in the practice of professional nursing. This edition also combines the field of ethics with legal issues, as these two aspects of professional nursing practice cannot truly be separated.
Back Cover Copy
Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing Fifth Edition Ginny Wacker Guido, JD, MSN, RN, FAAN Washington State University Vancouver The fifth edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing continues the tradition of the fourth edition as the essential title that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses and how they influence the professional practice of nursing. This influence reflects the expanding autonomous roles of nurses, in the public and community health arena, in acute-care settings, or in long-term and hospice settings. It also reflects changes in the health care delivery structure, including mandatory nurse-patient ratios, the downsizing or closing of hospitals and other health care delivery agencies, and the continued shortage of professional nurses. New to this edition: Expanded ethical coverage, including a new chapter that applies ethical theories to situations that nurses encounter. A new ethical issues feature highlighting some of the more frequently encountered ethical issues within an area of the law or clinical practice site. Updated information on current laws and their application to nursing. New chapter summary format allows easy review of chapter content. Much of the content is new or updated to reflect the changes in the law and in the practice of professional nursing. Pearson Health Science Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458 www.pearsonhighered.com

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