New Edition
Law and Ethics for Health Practitioners,
Edition 1
By Sonia Allan, OAM CF, LLB (Hons), BA(Hons), MPH (Merit), LLM (Dist), PhD, GDLP GCHE

Publication Date: 15 Oct 2019

Law and Ethics for Health Practitioners will appeal to undergraduate nursing and allied health students seeking to understand and comply with the legal, ethical and regulatory requirements of their profession.

The text addresses law and ethics across eight health science disciplines, presenting discipline-specific scenarios to support students in their clinical decision making.

Key Features

  • Introduces the fundamental concepts and frameworks of Australia’s legal and health systems with clear examples
  • Discusses essential healthcare issues, including advance care planning, child and elder abuse and professional registration
  • Focuses on models of ethical decision making
  • Outlines professional codes of practice and guidelines to help meet professional regulatory requirements
  • Encourages reflection on clinical practice through review questions and activities
  • Includes an eBook with all print purchases

Additional resources on Evolve

eBook on VitalSource

Student and instructor resources

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Weblinks

Instructor resources

  • PowerPoints
  • Image Library
About the author
By Sonia Allan, OAM CF, LLB (Hons), BA(Hons), MPH (Merit), LLM (Dist), PhD, GDLP GCHE, Professor of Law, School of Law, University of New England, NSW, Australia
Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Law and Ethics for Health Practitioners
1. Introduction to the Australian legal system
2. Introduction to the Australian health system
3. Introduction to ethics and ethical decision making

Section 2: Professional Regulation and Key Concepts Relevant to Health Care Delivery
4. Professional regulation of health practitioners
5. Management of health information
6. Negligence
7. Intentional Torts
8. Criminal Law and Issues related to Health Care

Section 3: Matters of Life and Death
9. Registration of Births and Deaths and the Coroners Court
10. Abortion, Wrongful Birth, Wrongful Life and Pre-Natal Injury
11. Assisted Reproduction and Surrogacy
12. Advance care planning and the withholding and withdrawal of treatment

Section 4: Further Practice Considerations
13. The removal and donation of human blood, tissue and organs
14. The regulation of drugs and poisons
15. Mental health legislation
16. Child and elder abuse

Section 5: Law and Ethics in Action
17. Working with legal representatives
18. Case studies: Guided application of legal and ethical prinicples

Book details
ISBN: 9780729543033
Page Count: 274
Retail Price : £44.99
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