Chapter 1 Beginning to Understand the Sources of Standards and Rules
Chapter 2 Practical Standards for Your Stage of Training and Practice
Chapter 3 How Law Shapes Health Care
Chapter 4 An Ongoing Dialogue Relying On Ethics Traditions
Chapter 5 Respect for a Patients Journey
Chapter 6 Personal Information Privacy and Public Interests
Chapter 7 The Limits of Care
Chapter 8 Lifelong Practice in Decision Making
Chapter 9 Timeless Quandaries at the Beginning and End of Life
Chapter 10 Regulation and Availability of Health and Community Services
ILaw, Regulation and Ethics introduces students to the responsibilities and standards in health care derived from legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks. The text approaches ethics and law for health care in an integrated and accessible way, covering governance, professional identity, and professional responsibility whereby accountability plays an important role.
The text combines examples of legal and administrative decisions with the reasoning behind decisions, to introduce students to societal expectations of institutions and persons engaged in health care. Sourced from a variety of regulatory, ethics, and policy arenas, the examples equip students with the ability to identify and understand appropriate standards in order to practice safely and competently, and to recognize when a situation is problematic and deserving of greater reflection or expert advice.
Practice-oriented case examples and critical-reflection questions enhance the text and encourage students to develop effective practice habits, whereby active reflection, reasoning, problem solving and mindfulness become essential components of working in the health care sector.
- A practical and engaging text that focuses on diverse workforce aspects of health and caring delivery settings.
- Thoughtful pedagogy structure with accessible material on building knowledge and thinking critically, which will impact future practice.
- Truly integrated - law, regulation and ethics merge seamlessly, helping students to understand the relevance of all for health care practice.
- Regulation examples sourced from a variety of regulatory, ethics, and policy arenas illustrates to students the practical impact on how health care settings function and the way acceptable standards are assessed.
Dr Catherine Berglund has worked in applied ethics and regulatory aspects of health care, standards and policy for close to thirty years. As well as completing a PhD on professional and community limits for medical research; Catherine taught health care ethics for over twenty years at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, is legally qualified; and contributes to many regulatory and practical standards endeavours for registered health professionals and health care workers.