Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues

Ogston-Tuck, Sherri (2014) Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues. In: UNSPECIFIED John Wiley & Sons.

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The chapter addresses the professional, legal and ethical issues associated with medicines management and the role of the nurse. To ensure safe practice it is imperative safeguards are recognised and applied; therefore pertinent legislative frameworks, policy and professional regulation are discussed. Safeguarding patients when administering prescribed medicines means the nurse must have up-to-date knowledge and skill and a key aspect of this is to ensure consent to treatment from the service user is secured; for this reason drawing on relevant legislation, the consensual process is reviewed. Not infrequently medicine management provokes ethical and legal challenges for the health care professional; these demand reflection and careful consideration; consequently in this chapter legal and ethical parameters and professional boundaries are appraised.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Members: University of Worcester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 13:16
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:16

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