Ethics, Law and Professional Issues A Practice-Based Approach for Health Professionals

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-22
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Ethical, legal and professional issues are at the heart of health care, but it can be tricky to balance and apply these three strands in practice. Taking a practice-based approach, this book explores the daily dilemmas faced by modern health care practitioners, using engaging clinical scenarios drawn from across the fields of health care.

Author Biography

ANN GALLAGHER Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, Kingston University and St George's University of London, UK. She is a member of several clinical and research ethics committees and of the editorial and advisory boards of Nursing Ethics and Ethics and Social Welfare. Her research and publications are in the field of applied and professional ethics.

SUE HODGE Lecturer in Law at theUniversity of Surrey, UK. 

Table of Contents

Introduction; A.Gallagher& S.Hodge
Accountability; S.Ryle
Informed Consent: Adults with Capacity; K.Acott & S.Searby
Consent When Capacity is Compromised; A.Gallagher, S.Hodge& N.Pansari
Truth Telling; A.Arber& C.Wade
Confidentiality; P.Colliety& K.Horton
Justice and Fairness; H.Allan
Responding to Unprofessional Practice; A.Brown
Promoting Professional Healthcare Practice; J.Leng& D.Macartney
Conclusion; A.Gallagher& S.Hodge

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