Cover image for Legal and ethical issues in nursing
Legal and ethical issues in nursing
Guido, Ginny Wacker.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, [2000]

Physical Description:
xi, 484 pages ; 24 cm
Ch. 1. Legal concepts -- Ch. 2. The judicial process -- Ch. 3. Anatomy of a lawsuit -- Ch. 4. Ethics -- Ch. 5. Standards of care -- Ch. 6. Tort law -- Ch. 7. Nursing liability: defenses -- Ch. 8. Informed consent and patient self-determination -- Ch. 9. Documentation and confidentiality -- Ch. 10. Professional liability insurance -- Ch. 11. Nurse practice acts, licensure, and the scope of practice -- Ch. 12. Advanced nursing practice roles -- Ch. 13. Nursing in acute care settings -- Ch. 14. Employment laws: corporate liability issues -- Ch. 15. Nursing administration and the nurse-manager -- Ch. 16. Ambulatory care nursing -- Ch. 17. Nursing in managed care settings -- Ch. 18. Nursing in community health settings -- Ch. 19. Nursing in academic settings -- Ch. 20. Federal laws: The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and The Civil Rights Act Of 1991.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
KF2915.N8 G85 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

On Order



"The fourth edition of Legal & Ethical Issues in Nursing is the essential book that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses under one cover. It reflects the continuing influence that the law, legal issues, and the field of ethics have on the professional practice of nursing." "Readers familiar with earlier editions will recognize that much of the content in this text is new or updated to mirror changes in the practice of professional nursing. This edition also combines the field of ethics with legal issues, as these two aspects of professional nursing practice cannot truly be separated."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

University of North Dakota College of NursingcGinny Wacker Guido, JD, MSN, RN,
The definitive sourcebook for basic legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses
It gives a thorough explanation of the law, its sources, doctrines, and court system, and combines legal and ethical topics to show how both concepts affect nursing practice in all clinical settings
It provides practical tips for improving patient care and reducing liability risks, and answers the legal questions most commonly asked by nurses
Features New! New chapters on ambulatory care nursing (Ch. 16) and nursing in managed care settings (Ch. 17)
New! Now includes coverage of multistate licensure, managed care, ambulatory care, alternative or complementary therapies, electronic applications in documentation, telehealth nursing, nursing care of vulnerable patients, mature minors and right to die issues, long-term care nursing, rights of patients in research, and patient education and contracts
New! Emphasizes ethical principles and a usable ethical model for decision making in clinical areas to help readers make realistic, individual decisions in everyday clinical settings
Cites current case examples from courts throughout the United States to provide real-world application of concepts