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Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses


Kim Atkins, University of Tasmania, Bernhard Ripperger, NSW Department of Communities and Justice, Rebecca Ripperger, NSW Department of Communities and Justice
Published 2023


Every day, registered nurses are required to act and make decisions based on their moral and legal obligations. They must build professional, culturally safe relationships with patients, understand patient rights and the requirements of consent, and prevent and manage clinical mistakes in order to avoid negligence and abuse of power. Now in its fifth edition, Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses guides students through foundational concepts such as personhood, autonomy, trust, consent and vulnerability, and considers a nurse's responsibilities in…

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Key features

  • Thoroughly updated to include up-to-date coverage of legislation, standards and nursing practice examples
  • Student learning is supported by case studies with discussion points and reflective questions that contextualise the theory and draw connections to practice
  • A companion website provides answers to chapter reflective questions, and an instructor suite of multimedia resources and extension questions

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