Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses

Publication Year: 2020

Edition: 4th Ed.

Authors/Editor: Atkins, Kim; de Lacey, Sheryl; Ripperger, Bernhard; Ripperger, Rebecca

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1-10-879694-1

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A sound understanding of moral and legal obligations is critical to developing responsible nursing practice and building the nurse-patient relationship. Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses provides a practical framework for understanding the ethical and legal dimensions of nursing practice.

The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to include updates to legislation, the NMBA professional standards and case examples. A new chapter on the legal system and a fully revised chapter on duty of care and negligence provide a thorough overview of the law as it applies to nursing practice. The text also includes expanded material on the regulation of nursing practice, advanced care directives, cultural safety, practice in the context of digital environments, person-centred care and assisted dying. Written in an accessible and engaging style, Ethics and Law for Australian Nursing provides a comprehensive guide for nurses training and practising in clinical, research and policy settings.

Key Features:

  • Thoroughly updated to include up-to-date coverage of legislation, standards and engaging practice examples
  • Student learning is supported by case studies with discussion points and reflective questions that contextualise the theory and draw connections to practice


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Atkins, Kim; de Lacey, Sheryl; Ripperger, Bernhard; Ripperger, Rebecca
ISBN: 978-1-10-879694-1
Legal Issues
Management & Administration
Skills & Procedures
Language: English
Edition: 4th Ed.
Pages: 340
Illustrations: 2
Year: 2020