Table of contents for Essentials of nursing law and ethics / Susan J. Westrick, Katherine Dempski.


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PART I THE LAW      AND NURSING PRACTICE.......................................................................  1
Chapter    1    The Legal Environment ............................................................................  2
Susanj. Westrick and Katherine Dempski
2    Regulation of Nursing Practice ................................................................  6
Susan . Westrick
3     Nurses in Legal Actions.............................................................................  10
Katherine Dempski
4    Standards of Care..................................................................................  15
Katherine Dempski
5    Defenses to Negligence or Malpractice ......................................... ...........  19
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6     Prevention of Malpractice .........................................................................  23
Katherine Dempski
7    Nurses as Witnesses.................................................................................  28
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8     Professional Liability Insurance .................................................................  32
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9     Refusing an Assignment/Patient Abandonment ..........................................  37
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10     Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel ..............................................  45
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Part I    Review Questions .....................................................................................  52
Part I    Answers   .............................................................. .....................................  56
PART II LIABILITY IN PATIENT CARE ...........................................................................  61
11     Patients' Rights and Responsibilities........................................................  62
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12     Confidential Communication.....................................................................  66
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13     Competency and Guardianship .................................................................  73
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14    Informed Consent.....................................................................................  77
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15         Refusal of Treatment                   ....................................................         ...........................               84
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16         Pain     Control ...........................................................                ..................................                88
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17         Patient Teaching              and     Health      Counseling.........................................                   ..........            91
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18         Medication          Administration              ................................................        .......................               96
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19         Clients with          AIDS      and     HIV    Testing       ..................................................................             110
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20         Abusive        Situations         ..........................................................................................                114
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21         Reproductive            Services ......................................................................................                     118
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22         Restraints ...................................................................................................                              122
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23         Emergency           Psychiatric Admissions                   ..................................................................             126
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24         Organ       and     Tissue      Donation          and    Transplantation              ...........................................           130
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25         Discharge         Against M         edical Advice....................................................................                       137
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Part II           Review       Questions ............................................................................................                        142
Part II          Answers          .....................................................................................................                      148
PART       III DOCUM            ENTATION             ISSUES        ....................................................................................               153
26         The     M  edical Record            ........................................................................................                154
Katherine Dempski
27         Electronic Health              Information           and    Communication.........................................                          159
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28         Interdependent Nursing Functions: Verbal Orders and Telenursing.................                                                            165
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29         Event Reporting               ..............................................................................................                169
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30         Forensic Issues            ...........................................................................................                      175
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Part III           Review       Questions ............................................................................................                        179
Part III           Answers         ........................................................................................................                   182
PART       IV   EM    PLOYM         ENT      AND      THE      W    ORKPLACE              ...............................................................             185
31         Employer and             Employee          Rights........................................................................                   186
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32         Contracts         ...................................................................................................                       194
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33         Corporate          Liability      ..........................................................................................                198
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34         Employment Contracts and                         Unionization            .......................................................            203
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35         Employment Status Liability                       ............................................................................              207
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36         Staffing       Issues and         Floating        ............................................................................              212
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37         Americans with              Disabilities Act........................................................................                        217
Katherine Dempski
38         Employees with AIDS/HIV Infection and Exposure to
Bloodborne           Pathogens           ................................................................................              221
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39         Impaired         Nurses ..............................................................................................                      225
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40         Sexual Harassment in                   the W     orkplace         .............................................................             233
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41         Violence        in  the W      orkplace................................................................................                     238
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42         Intentional Torts ..............................................................................................                            242
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Part IV            Review       Questions ............................................................................................                         247
Part IV            Answers         .....................................................................................................                       252
PART       V   ETHICS          ...............................................................................................................                        257
43         Ethical Decision             Making        ..................................................................................               258
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44         Reporting          Illegal, Unethical, or Unsafe Conduct                            .............................................           266
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45         M   aternal versus           Fetal Rights............................................................................                       273
Katherine Dempski
46         Futility of Care            ................................................................................................                278
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47         Advance         Directives and            End-of-Life         Decisions .................................................                   282
Katherine Dempski
48         Assisted        Suicide       ..............................................................................................                289
Katherine Dempski
Part V            Review       Questions ............................................................................................                         293
Part V            Answers         .....................................................................................................                       297
Appendix             Basic     Legal Research......................................................................                         301
SusanJ. Clerc
Index      .........................................................................................................                        311



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Nursing ethics, Nursing Law and legislation United States, Legislation, Nursing United States, Ethics, Nursing United States