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Ethics, Law and Professional Issues

A Practice-Based Approach for Health Professionals

By Ann Gallagher, Sue Hodge

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This practice-based textbook explores the ethical, legal and professional issues that characterise the field of healthcare. From seeking consent to upholding patient confidentiality, it examines a broad range of professional dilemmas from everyday practice. Detailed scenarios and engaging discussions help the reader understand how best to balance ethics, the law and professional codes of conduct in order to provide the best standards of care. Whether studying on an undergraduate nursing, midwifery or healthcare related programme or an experienced practitioner, this is essential resource for people working in healthcare looking to develop an ethically, legally and professionally sound approach to practice.

Product code: 9780230279940

ISBN 9780230279940
Ethical, legal and professional issues are at the heart of health care, but it can be tricky to balance and apply these three strands in practice. Taking a practice-based approach, this book explores the daily dilemmas faced by modern health care practitioners, using engaging clinical scenarios drawn from across the fields of health care.