'Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing' is an important and practical guide on the legal and ethical spects of child health care, that will enable nurses to understand the legal and ethical principles that underpin everydaynursing practice, and help them understand the legal and ethical implications of their actions. It explores the concept of childhood and children's rights and the extent to which their rights are upheld in a variety of settings and evaluates the relationship between law and ethics and how they interact in resolving problems and dilemmas that commonly arise in practice.
With case studies, learning outcomes and scenarios throughout, 'Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing' places the care and treatment of children in a legal and ethical framework, and explores the way in which legal and ethical aspects of children's nursing differs from those of adults. It explores general principles such as autonomy and consent, confidentiality and accountability and negligence. It then goes on to look at specialist areas such as abortion, sterilisation, research, mental health, organ donation, child protection and death.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: THE LEGAL SYSTEM, ETHICS, CHILDHOOD AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS.
- 1. An Introduction to Ethics and Law.
- 2. Childhood, Children's Rights and Welfare.
PART TWO: GENERAL PRINCIPLES: ASPECTS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
- 3. Responsibility, Accountability and Negligence.
- 4. Autonomy and Consent.
- 5. Confidentiality, Data Protection and Medical Records.
- 6. Justice and Access to Health Resources.
PART THREE: SPECIALIST AREAS: LAW AND ETHICS IN PRACTICE.
- 7. Young People and Sexuality.
- 8. Birth and Its Regulation.
- 9. Research, Organ and Tissue Transplantation.
- 10. Mental Health and Human Rights.
- 11. Child Protection.
- 12. Death, Dying and the Incurably Ill Patient