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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
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284120400
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Digital      pages      © 2021
  • Will Publish: 9/1/2020
Price: $45.95 US List
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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.

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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