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Legal and ethical issues in nursing continue to increase in scope and importance as the profession struggles with complex technology, impacts of nursing shortages in all practice settings, and increasing demands of consumers. Thus, the need for relevant and current information remains critical. The Fourth Edition of Guido's Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing meets these needs.Completely revised and expanded in content, it includes new topic areas such as HIPAA, delegation and supervision of unlicensed personnel, environmental safety issues, disaster situations, impacts of the nursing shortage, medication errors, communication, mandatory overtime, nurse-patient ratios, and the medicinal use of marijuana. In addition it will continue to detail content areas found in previous editions including federal law and historical material.Nursing students and nursing professionals.
Ginny Wacker Guido is Associate Dean and Director, Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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University of North Dakota College of Nursing
The definitive sourcebook for basic legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses
It gives a thorough explanation of the law, its sources, doctrines, and court system, and combines legal and ethical topics to show how both concepts affect nursing practice in all clinical settings
It provides practical tips for improving patient care and reducing liability risks, and answers the legal questions most commonly asked by nurses
Features New! New chapters on ambulatory care nursing (Ch. 16) and nursing in managed care settings (Ch. 17)
New! Now includes coverage of multistate licensure, managed care, ambulatory care, alternative or complementary therapies, electronic applications in documentation, telehealth nursing, nursing care of vulnerable patients, mature minors and right to die issues, long-term care nursing, rights of patients in research, and patient education and contracts
New! Emphasizes ethical principles and a usable ethical model for decision making in clinical areas to help readers make realistic, individual decisions in everyday clinical settings
Cites current case examples from courts throughout the United States to provide real-world application of concepts
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