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Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses

This textbook has now been replaced with a newer edition 9781009236034. On 1 July 2024 it will be withdrawn from institutional access; further information is available on our editions management page. This will not affect customers who have redeemed access codes or purchased via ecommerce.


Kim Atkins, University of Tasmania, Sheryl de Lacey, Flinders University of South Australia, Bernhard Ripperger, NSW Department of Communities and Justice, Rebecca Ripperger, NSW Department of Communities and Justice
Published 2020


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…

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  • 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
  • A companion website provides answers to chapter reflective questions, enabling students to check their understanding, and an instructor suite of multimedia resources and extension questions

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