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Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses


Kim Atkins, University of Tasmania, Sheryl de Lacey, Flinders University of South Australia, Rebecca Ripperger, Bonnie Britton, University of Tasmania


The third edition of Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses develops an innovative practical framework for understanding the ethical and legal dimensions of nursing practice in Australia. Taking a 'relational' approach to practice, the text foregrounds the concepts of personhood, vulnerability and the nurse-patient relationship as the source of a nurse's moral and legal obligations. This approach is central to the book's discussion of key ethical and legal concepts throughout the text including consent and autonomy, negligence and liability, confidentiality…

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  • Thoroughly updated to include the latest research and links to legislation and professional documentation, as well as a new chapter on aged care
  • Develops readers' understanding of the ethical and legal dimensions of nursing practice in Australia through an engaging and accessible style
  • A new instructor website features multimedia resources and extension questions to complement each chapter

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