Law and professional issues in nursing by Richard Griffith

By Richard Griffith

Law concerns in Nursing provides nurses of all degrees with a crash path in legislations written in transparent and easy language. it really is full of insightful case reports and thought-provoking actions that exhibit the relevance of legislation and the way it underpins secure and powerful perform. Written explicitly for nurses, the ebook is a perfect place to begin for nurses looking to higher comprehend the criminal responsibilities they face leaving them greater ready for secure and potent practice.

New to This Edition:

  • Fully up-to-date in mild of the revised NMC Code (2015)
  • Expanded analysis and dialogue of the legislation with regards to finish of existence care, chickening out remedy, DNR, and assisted dying
  • Updated to take account of the provisions of the care Act 2014
  • Discusses the revised basic criteria in England

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This public scrutiny of a nurse’s conduct allows other members of the profession to learn from the mistakes and misconduct of others. 2 Failure to meet the standard required of a nurse In NMC (2006), it was reported that a registered nurse was struck off the professional register by a Conduct and Competence Committee when she admitted failing to give medication to a patient, even though she had signed the medication administration record, and for later that day giving a patient a drink of water causing her to choke, even though she knew from the patient’s care plan that all drinks had to be thickened first because of the high risk of choking.

London: LexisNexis. International Council of Nurses (ICN) (2006) The ICN Code of Ethics for Nurses. Geneva: ICN. Nursing Ethics: An International Journal for Health Care Professionals, Sage Publications. com Online subscription to Nursing Ethics: An International Journal for Health Care Professionals. org British and Irish Legal Information Institute. ch/icncode International Council for Nurses. org Nursing and Midwifery Council. uk Royal College of Nursing. 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 511 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50 51 Chapter 2 Accountability NMC Standards of Proficiency This chapter will address the following NMC Standards of Proficiency and Outcomes to be achieved for entry to the branch programme.

There is no question that a nurse who harms a patient through their acts or omissions will feel remorse and will reflect on their practice to prevent a recurrence. However, this cannot be regarded as a nurse truly holding themselves to account as they cannot apply sanctions and provide any redress for the person who has been wronged. 1 protect the public through the powers conferred on them by the law and can apply sanctions to the nurse who fails to meet the standard imposed by the law. The spheres of accountability are not mutually exclusive.

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