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Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues

Ogston-Tuck, Sherri (2015) Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues. In: Fundamentals of Nursing Pharmacology: Theory and practice. John Wiley & Sons, London. ISBN 1118450361, 978-1118450369

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Abstract

The chapter addresses the professional, legal and ethical issues associated with medicines management and the role of the nurse. To ensure safe practice it is imperative safeguards are recognised and applied; therefore pertinent legislative frameworks, policy and professional regulation are discussed. Safeguarding patients when administering prescribed medicines means the nurse must have up-to-date knowledge and skill and a key aspect of this is to ensure consent to treatment from the service user is secured; for this reason drawing on relevant legislation, the consensual process is reviewed. Not infrequently medicine management provokes ethical and legal challenges for the health care professional; these demand reflection and careful consideration; consequently in this chapter legal and ethical parameters and professional boundaries are appraised.

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The chapter explores issues from a legal, professional and ethical perspective in medicines management for nursing.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: legal, ethical professional issues, nursing, pharmacology
Subjects: A General Works > AS Academies and learned societies (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
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Depositing User: Sherri Ogston-Tuck
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 14:40
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 09:44
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4206

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