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Essentials of Nursing Law & Ethics , Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Susan J. Westrick, JD, MS, RN, CNE
  • ISBN-13: 9781284120387
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     390 pages      © 2020
  • Will Publish: 9/1/2020
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The Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics, Third Edition focuses on the legal aspect of Nursing as it relates to patient safety and quality, environmental health and safety, error reduction and ethical boundaries of practice. Other timely topics include the appropriate use of social media by nursing staff.

The text is written by a nurse attorney who presents complex topics in an understandable manner while providing accurate and well researched content relevant to the practice. Extensive legal research by the author incorporates the most current relevant professional and legal references including case law. The text is uniquely organized into five major sections including: the law and nursing practice; liability in patient care; documentation issues; employment and the workplace; and ethics.

  Chapter  1  The Legal Environment
  Chapter  2  Regulation of Nursing Practice
  Chapter  3  Nurses in Legal Actions
  Chapter  4  Standards of Care
  Chapter  5  Defenses to Negligence or Malpractice
  Chapter  6  Prevention of Malpractice
  Chapter  7  Nurses as Witnesses
  Chapter  8  Professional Liability Insurance
  Chapter  9  Accepting or Refusing an Assignment/Patient Abandonment
  Chapter  10  Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
  Chapter  11  Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities
  Chapter  12  Confidential Communication
  Chapter  13  Competency and Guardianship
  Chapter  14  Informed Consent
  Chapter  15  Refusal of Treatment
  Chapter  16  Pain Control
  Chapter  17  Patient Teaching and Health Counseling
  Chapter  18  Medication Administration
  Chapter  19  Clients with AIDS and HIV Testing
  Chapter  20  Abusive Situations
  Chapter  21  Reproductive Services
  Chapter  22  Restraints
  Chapter  23  Emergency Psychiatric Admissions
  Chapter  24  Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation
  Chapter  25  Discharge Against Medical Advice
  Chapter  26  The Medical Record and Documentation Standards
  Chapter  27  Electronic Health Information and Communication
  Chapter  28  Interdependent Nursing Functions: Verbal Orders and Telenursing
  Chapter  29  Event Reporting and Compliance
  Chapter  30  Quality and Safety
  Chapter  31  Forensic Issues
  Chapter  32  Employer and Employee Rights
  Chapter  33  Contracts
  Chapter  34  Corporate Liability
  Chapter  35  Employment Contracts and Unionization
  Chapter  36  Employment Status Liability
  Chapter  37  Staffing Issues and Floating
  Chapter  38  Americans with Disabilities Act
  Chapter  40  Impaired Nurses
  Chapter  41  Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  Chapter  42  Violence in the Workplace
  Chapter  43  Intentional Torts
  Chapter  44  Environmental Health and Safety
  Chapter  45  Ethical Decision Making
  Chapter  46  Professional Boundaries and Patient Relationships
  Chapter  47  Moral Courage and Patient Advocacy
  Chapter  48  Social Media and Online Professionalism
  Chapter  49  Reporting Illegal, Unethical, or Unsafe Conduct
  Chapter  50  Maternal and Fetal Rights
  Chapter  51  Futility of Care
  Chapter  52  Advance Directives and End-of-Life Decisions
  Chapter  53  Assisted Suicide

Susan J. Westrick, JD, MS, RN, CNE

Susan J. Westrick, JD, MS, RN, CNE is a nurse attorney and professor of nursing at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, with nursing specialties in pediatric and adult health and teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate, and graduate programs including the online EdD nurse educator program. Professor Westrick specializes in legal and ethical issues related to nursing practice and healthcare,and has served as an expert witness in malpractice cases involving the standard of care, and the nurse’s duty to advocate for patients and to follow the chain of command. A frequent author and presenter on legal and nursing education issues, she has published two textbooks, several articles in nursing and healthcare journals, and book chapters. She is also a past president and board member of CT TAANA (Connecticut Chapter of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys), and a current member of the national TAANA’s education section committee.
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