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Author Allan, Sonia, author.

Title Law and ethics for health practitioners / Sonia Allan.

Published Chatswood, NSW : Elsevier, [2019].

LocationUniM Law High Use 
Call No.KN 185.18 K1 ALLA


Physical description xiv, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 247-248.
Contents Foreword -- Preface -- About the author -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors and reviews -- pt. 1. Introduction to law and ethics for health practitioners -- Introduction to the Australian legal system -- Introduction to the Australian health system -- Introduction to ethics and ethical decision making. pt.2. Professional regulation and key concepts relevant to healthcare delivery -- Professional regulation of health practitioners -- Management of health information -- Negligence -- Intentional torts -- Criminal law and issues related to health care. pt. 3. Matters of life and death -- Registration of births and deaths and the Coroners Court -- Abortion, wrongful birth, wrongful life and prenatal injury -- Assisted reproduction and surrogacy -- Advance care planning and dhte withholding and withdrawal of treatment. pt.4. Further practice considerations -- The removal and donation of human blood, tissue and organs -- The regulation of drugs and poisons -- Mental health legislation -- Child and elder abuse. pt. 5. Law and ethics in action -- Working with legal representatives -- Case studies: Guided application of legal and ethical principles. Index.
Summary 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. -- Back cover.
Subject Medical ethics -- Case studies.
Medical laws and legislation -- Australia.
Medical ethics -- Australia.
Variant Title Law & ethics for health practitioners
ISBN 9780729543033 (paperback)