The Legal, Professional, and Ethical Dimensions of Education in Nursing

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2011-11-01
  • Publisher: SPRINGER PUB CO INC

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The only volume on higher education law written Specifically for nursing faculty, this volume imparts the basic foundations of the legal, professional, and ethical issues that concern faculty on a daily basis. It clearly defines the legal rights of students, professors, and educational institutions, along with the case laws supporting those rights. Each chapter contains a vivid legal scenario, related legal principles and theoretical foundations, and critical thinking questions. Written by an author who is both a nurse educator and attorney, the volume emphasizes sound decision making so that readers can successfully navigate the complex legal issues confronting them.

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. xi
Reviewersp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
The Legal Framework of Higher Educational Environments
The Legal Rights of Studentsp. 3
Introductionp. 3
Due Processp. 5
Types of Due Processp. 7
Academic Deferencep. 22
Contractp. 24
Professional Dimensionp. 31
Ethical Dimensionp. 32
Responses to Critical Thinking Questionsp. 34
Annotated Bibliographyp. 36
The Legal Rights of Students and Faculty: Related to Freedom of Speechp. 47
Introductionp. 47
First Amendment Rights of Studentsp. 49
First Amendment Rights of Facultyp. 62
Definition of Academic Freedomp. 64
Developmental Stages of Academic Freedomp. 64
Academic Freedom in Publicationsp. 73
Academic Freedom in Classroom Activitiesp. 74
E-Mailsp. 81
Academic Freedom in Extramural Activitiesp. 87
Professional Dimensionp. 89
Ethical Dimensionp. 90
Responses to Critical Thinking Questionsp. 92
Annotated Bibliographyp. 93
Faculty Protection against Lawsuitsp. 99
The Eleventh Amendmentp. 101
Types of Immunityp. 104
Immunity in Private Colleges and Universitiesp. 112
Professional Dimensionp. 113
Ethical Dimensionp. 114
Responses to Critical Thinking Questionsp. 115
Annotated Bibliographyp. 117
Faculty and the Employment Relationshipp. 123
Introductionp. 123
The Academic Appointment Processp. 124
Type of Employmentp. 132
Tenure Processp. 138
Due Processp. 145
Termination for Causep. 147
Discriminationp. 152
Professional Dimensionp. 166
Ethical Dimensionp. 167
Responses to Critical Thinking Questionsp. 168
Annotated Bibliographyp. 169
The Professional Framework Governing The Educator's Role
Faculty Relations in Academic Environmentsp. 181
Introductionp. 181
Faculty-to-Faculty Relationshipsp. 183
Faculty-to-Student Relationshipsp. 188
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)p. 199
Sexual Harassmentp. 205
Professional Dimensionp. 216
Ethical Dimensionp. 217
Responses to Critical Thinking Questionsp. 218
Annotated Bibliographyp. 219
The Teaching Role of Facultyp. 225
Introductionp. 225
General Teaching Responsibilities of Facultyp. 227
Providing Feedback in Online Coursesp. 239
Responsibilities of Clinical Facultyp. 240
Student Evaluationsp. 244
Accommodations for Students with Special Needsp. 246
Professional Dimensionp. 249
Ethical Dimensionp. 250
Responses to Critical Thinking Questionsp. 251
Annotated Bibliographyp. 252
The Scholarship Role of Facultyp. 257
Introductionp. 257
Defining Nursing Scholarshipp. 258
Publicationsp. 259
Researchp. 265
Copyrightp. 271
Patentsp. 281
Professional Dimensionp. 283
Ethical Dimensionp. 284
Responses to Critical Thinking Questionsp. 285
Annotated Bibliographyp. 287
The Service/Practice Role of Facultyp. 293
Introductionp. 293
Academic Responsibilities: Service Componentp. 297
Faculty Practicep. 298
Faculty Practice Modelsp. 300
Compensation for Practicep. 303
University Policies Regarding Outside Employmentp. 306
Professional Dimensionp. 308
Ethical Dimensionp. 308
Responses to Critical Thinking Questionsp. 309
Ethical Framework of Higher Education
Ethical Considerations in Education Environmentsp. 317
Introductionp. 317
Ethical Codes in Professional Programsp. 319
Ethical Framework Governing Academiap. 324
Ethical Theoriesp. 326
Ethical Principlesp. 328
Professional Dimensionp. 332
Ethical Dimensionp. 333
Responses to Critical Thinking Questionsp. 334
How to Read a Legal Casep. 337
How to Research Legal Topicsp. 353
Glossaryp. 361
Indexp. 367
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