Fast Facts about Nursing and the Law Law for Nurses in a Nutshell

ISBN-10: 0826110452
ISBN-13: 9780826110459
Edition: 2013
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Nurses are required not only to keep pace with a swiftly changing health care environment and make rapid decisions on critical issues, they must also be cognizant of the legal implications of these decisions. This "Fast Facts"legal reference provides the quick, reliable legal information that nurses need to protect themselves in practice, management, and education. The only resource of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners who present complex information in straightforward, accessible language organized into easily digestible segments. Key Topics:Malpractice/negligence issues Workplace, organization, and business law, Legal concerns in the classroom Disaster and public health emergencies Nurse Practice Acts and the disciplinary process Informed consent and patient rights Risk management and compliance Trials and alternatives in dispute resolution

Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview of Nursing and the Law
Primary Sources of Law
Nurse Practice Acts
Nursing Disciplinary Process
Nursing Malpractice/Negligence
Negligence/Malpractice
Proving Malpractice: The Expert Nurse Witness
Documentation
Principles and Practices of Documentation
Electronic Health Records
Keys to Reducing Liability
Informed Consent and Patient Rights
Requirements for Informed Consent
High-Risk Areas Associated With Failure to Provide Informed Consent
The Patient Self-Determination Act and Advance Directives
Employment Law
The Employment Relationship
Ethical Obligations and Wrongful Discharge
Federal Workplace Laws
Organization and Business Law: Topics for Nurses
Entity Types and Personal Liability for Owners
Hospital Corporate Liability
Continuous Quality Improvement and Risk Management
Corporate Compliance
Disasters and Public Health Emergencies
Legal Framework and Response Coordination
Roles of Organizations and Nurses in Disasters
Resolving Disputes
Anatomy of a Trial
Alternative Dispute Resolution
References
Index

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