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Ethics for Nurses: Theory and Practice

08 May 2015

Emergency Nurse

Book Review

NURSING STUDENTS preparing to qualify and experienced practitioners who want to improve their nursing practice can learn from this book.

Deprivation of Liberty: Collected Guidance

10 February 2017

Emergency Nurse

Book Review

Deprivation of liberty (DoL) is a complicated subject that healthcare professionals may find challenging. Understanding and applying safeguards against DoL can be...

Deprivation of Liberty: Collected Guidance

13 September 2016

Mental Health Practice

Book Review

Deprivation of liberty is a complicated subject that can be challenging for healthcare professionals. Understanding and applying its safeguards can be difficult...

Accepting or refusing gifts: a legal commentary

01 June 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

It is common for children, parents and carers to express their gratitude by offering nurses a gift of some sort. The Nursing and Midwifery Council makes it clear,...

Confidentiality: the legal issues

02 September 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

In children’s nursing confidentiality is a principle that combines legal obligations and ethical standards. This article outlines how this principle applies to...

Professional indemnity and its importance: a legal overview

04 July 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

The purpose of this article is to highlight the importance of professional indemnity to protect an individual’s healthcare practice. Healthcare professionals should...

Clinical competency in children’s nursing: a legal commentary

24 December 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

Competence can be defined as having the requisite knowledge, skills, judgement, and experience to undertake a role or task. This article – part ten and the last in...

Legal definitions of responsibility, accountability and liability

01 April 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

The purpose of this article is to legally define the terms responsibility, accountability and liability. The connection between these terms for registered children’s...

Whistleblowing: a legal commentary

29 October 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

This article examines the legal position of a nurse who believes that a colleague is performing below the level of competence required, witnesses inappropriate...

Parental rights and responsibilities in law

27 November 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

General

The term parental responsibility is used frequently in the health and social care of children but it is not always fully understood. This article discusses the legal...