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Contents Preface PART I. Ethics 1. Ethics PART II. Law and the Judicial Process 2. Legal Concepts and the Judicial Process 3. Anatomy of a Lawsuit PART III. Liability Issues 4. Standards of Care 5. Tort Law 6. Nursing Liability: Defenses 7. Informed Consent and Patient Self-Determination 8. Documentation and Confidentiality 9. Professional Liability Insurance PART IV. Impact of the Law on the Professional Practice of Nursing 10. Nurse Practice Acts, Licensure, and the Scope of Practice 11. Advanced Nursing Practice Roles 12. Employment Laws: Corporate Liability Issues 13. Nursing Administration and the Nurse Manager 14. Delegation and Supervision 15. Selected Federal Laws PART V: Impact of the Law on Nursing in Selected Practice Settings 16. Acute Care Settings 17. Ambulatory Care Settings 18. Managed Care Settings 19. Community Health Settings 20. Long Term Care Settings 21. Academic Settings Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Nursing -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Nursing ethics -- United States.
Legislation, Nursing -- United States.
Ethics, Nursing -- United States.
Jurisprudence -- United States.
Nursing -- standards -- United States.