Essentials of Law for Health Professionals

Author(s): Kim Forrester, PhD, LLM (Advanced), LLB, BA, RN Cert Intensive Care Nursing

Medical & Nursing

Perfect for: *. Bachelor of Nursing students*. Diploma of Nursing students*. Bachelor of Midwifery students*. Bachelor of Paramedicine students*. Bachelor of Health science students*. Post graduate Nursing and Midwifery students Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 4e provides students with the information and knowledge necessary to make well-informed and considered decisions about their legal rights and obligations, and the legal rights and obligations of the patients and clients under their care.


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Kim Forrester is a registered nurse and barrister-at-law practising in the area of health law. Kim is the author of several publications in health law. Kim is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University.

Section 1: Introduction to Law for Health Professionals 1. Introductory Concepts and the Court Hierarchy 2. The Australian Constitution and System of Government 3. Working with Legal Representatives 4. Law and ethics Section 2: Legal Concepts for Health Professionals 5. Management of Patient and Client information 6. Negligence 7. Intentional Torts Section 3: Life and Death Issues 8. Refusal of Treatment 9. Manipulation of Life 10. Criminal Law issues and the Coroner Section 4: Working within the Law 11. Contractual and Industrial elements of Professional Practice 12. Statutes Controlling Health Service Delivery 13. Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals

General Fields

  • : 9780729541664
  • : Elsevier Australia
  • : Mosby
  • : October 2014
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kim Forrester, PhD, LLM (Advanced), LLB, BA, RN Cert Intensive Care Nursing
  • : Paperback
  • : 4th Revised edition
  • : 344.94041
  • : 424