Legal, Ethical, and Political Issues in Nursing

ISBN-10: 0803605714

ISBN-13: 9780803605718

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

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List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Publication date: 9/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Nursing Practice
Nursing Practice
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Licensure
National Practitioner Data Bank
Financial Responsibility for Practice
Nursing and the Law
Standards of Care
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Standards of Care
Developing Standards of Care
Legal Implications of Standards of Care
Legal Theories and Standards of Care
The Law
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Legal Status of Nursing
Definition of Law
Sources of Law
Types of Law
Jurisdiction
Nursing Ethics
Lobbying
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Lobbying: A Primer for Nurses
Understanding the Process
Keep Abreast of Legislation, Regulations, and Congress
Ethics in Nursing
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Law Versus Ethics
Key Definitions
Ethical Decision-Making Process
An Ethics Primer
Comparing Two Ethical Systems
Liability in Professional Practice
Intentional and Quasi-intentional Torts
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Intentional Torts
Quasi-intentional Torts
Common Areas of Negligence and Liability
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Nurses' Liability
Common Causes of Liability
Vital Statistics
Documentation and the Nurse
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Purposes of Documentation
Documenting for Risk Management
Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
Documentation Standards
Types of Documentation
Effective Documentation
Documenting in Special Situations
Documentation Weaknesses
Who Owns the Medical Records?
Incident/Occurrence/Variance Reports
What to Do After the Incident
Electronic Documentation
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
What Is Electronic Documentation?
Ensuring Confidentiality
Physical Security
Personnel Security
System Security
Integrity of Electronic Documentation
Advantages of Electronic Documentation
Problems Associated with Electronic Documentation
The Future of Electronic Documentation
Risk Management
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Techniques of Risk Management
Compliance with Policies and Procedures
Utilization Review Process: Peer Review
Liability
Peer Review
Informed Consent
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
What Is Consent and When Do You Need It?
Standards of Disclosure
Treatment Without Consent
Proving Lack of Consent Cases
Theory Behind Informed Consent: Patient's Right to Self-Determination
Facility Liability: Employment Issues
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Vicarious Liability
Corporate Negligence
Employment Law Liability
Post-termination
Discrimination and Harassment
Liability of the Nurse Manager
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Supervisors Establish Facility Standard of Care
Issues Handled/Encountered by Nurse Supervisors
Minimizing Potential Problems Before They Arise--The Nurse Manager's Role
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
The Nurse and the Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
The Litigation Process: Initial Stages
Preparing the Case
The Litigation Process: Discovery
Legal Research: Foundation of a Lawsuit
The Litigation Process: Trial
Sample Complaint
Sample Fee Agreement and Authority to Represent
Sample Request for Production of Documents and Things
Sample Interrogatories and Answers
Excerpt of a Sample Deposition
Sample Form for Request for Admission of Facts
Sample Subpoena
The Expert
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
What Is an Expert Witness?
Why Use an Expert?
Qualifications of an Expert
Sources of Experts
Experts: Tasks and Types
Types of Experts
Expert Charges
Sample Expert Report
Sample Expert Witness Contract
Professional Liability Insurance
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Should Nurses Have Insurance?
The Insuring Agreement
Determining the Type of Professional Liability Insurance to Have
Professional Reasons to Choose an Individual Policy
Disciplinary Defense Insurance
Professional Issues
The Nurse and the Contract
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
Anatomy of a Contract
Remedies in Contract Disputes
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Types of Nursing Contracts
Conflict Management and the Nurse
Key Chapter Concepts
Chapter Thoughts
Objectives
Introduction
How Do You Assess Conflict?
Steps in Conflict Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Communication and Conflict
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