Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-13
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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An important and practical guide on the legal and ethical aspects of child health care that enables nurses to understand the legal and ethical principles that underpin everyday nursing practice, and explores the way in which legal and ethical aspects of children's nursing differs from those of adults.

Author Biography

Judith Hendrick is a Solicitor and a Senior Lecturer in Law at Oxford Brookes University. Her previous publications include 'Child Care Law for Health Care Professionals', 'Legal Aspects of Child Health Care', and 'Law & Ethics: Foundations in Nursing and Health Care'.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Legal System, Ethics, Childhood And Children's Rights
An Introduction to Ethics and Law
Childhood, Children's Rights and Welfare
General Principles: Aspects Of Professional Practice
Responsibility, Accountability and Negligence
Autonomy and Consent
Confidentiality, Data Protection and Medical Records
Justice and Access to Health Resources
Specialist Areas: Law And Ethics In Practice
Young People and Sexuality
Birth and Its Regulation
Research, Organ and Tissue Transplantation
Mental Health and Human Rights
Child Protection
Death, Dying and the Incurably Ill Patient
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