Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law

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Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law

SKU# 9780826110459

Law for Nurses in a Nutshell

Author: Paula DiMeo Grant RN, BSN, MA, JD, Diana Ballard JD, MBA, RN

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Description 

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 Factslegal 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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 10, 2013
  • Page Count 234
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826110459
  • EISBN 9780826110466

Table of Contents 

PART I: OVERVIEW OF NURSING AND THE LAW

Chapter 1. Primary Sources of Law

Chapter 2. Nurse Practice Acts

Chapter 3. Nursing Disciplinary Process

PART II: NURSING/NEGLIGENCE MALPRACTICE

Chapter 4. Negligence/Malpractice

Chapter 5. Proving Malpractice: The Expert Nurse Witness

PART III: DOCUMENTATION

Chapter 6. Principles and Practices of Documentation

Chapter 7. Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Chapter 8. Keys to Reducing Liability

PART IV: INFORMED CONSENT AND PATIENT RIGHTS

Chapter 9. Requirements for Informed Consent

Chapter 10. High Risk Area Associated with Failure to Provide Informed Consent

Chapter 11. The Patient Self Determination Act (PSDA), Advanced Directives

PART V: EMPLOYMENT LAW

Chapter 12. The Employment Relationship

Chapter 13. Ethical Obligations and Wrongful Discharge

Chapter 14. Federal Workplace Laws

PART VI: ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS LAW: TOPICS FOR NURSES

Chapter 15. Entity Types and Personal Liability for Owners

Chapter 16. Hospital Corporate Liability

Chapter 17. Continuous Quality Improvement and Risk Management

Chapter 18. Corporate Compliance

PART VII: DISASTERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Chapter 19. Legal Framework and Response Coordination

Chapter 20. Roles of Organizations and Nurses in Disasters

PART VIII: RESOLVING DISPUTES

Chapter 21. Anatomy of a Trial

Chapter 22. Alternative Dispute Resolution

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