Bestselling Australian Law Textbook for Nurses Returns with New Name and New Edition

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Previously published as 'Nursing & the Law', 'Law for Nurses and Midwives, 7th edition' gives nursing and midwifery students a concise introduction to Australian law, and is again written by esteemed authors Patricia Staunton and Mary Chiarella.

Law for Nurses and Midwives
This excellent nursing textbook offers a concise introduction to the law as it pertains health care provision in Australia.

After six bestselling editions of 'Nursing & the Law', Elsevier Australia has released a seventh edition, this time with a new name.

'Law for Nurses and Midwives, 7th edition' is an easy-to-follow introduction to the legal issues affecting health care providers in Australia.

'Law for Nurses and Midwives' reflects recent regulations changes under National Registration (implemented in July 2010). The authors have revised all state and territory statutes and have completely rewritten a chapter on Professional regulation of nursing practice. Midwifery students will also benefit from a specific new section on Maternity Services law, which addresses the new standards and guidelines for eligible midwives.

This excellent nursing textbook offers a concise introduction to the law as it pertains health care provision in Australia. Using accessible language, the text gets straight to the point, providing students with actual legal cases to illustrate the law in context.

As well as being an excellent choice for students, the book is a valuable resource for nurses and midwives returning to the workforce and an Australian law text to assist with CPD for National Registration.

Understanding the application of current legal statutes as they apply to professional practice is an essential requirement for all nurses and midwives. 'Law for Nurses and Midwives' provides students with the information and knowledge necessary to make well informed and considered decisions with and for others, paying particular attention to issues of negligence and consent.

Students will benefit from extensive endnotes for detailed referencing, along with tables and boxed information highlighting the most up-to-date data, research and statutes.

Find out more, or order your copy of 'Law for Nurses and Midwives, 7th edition'

About the authors:
Patricia Staunton, RN, CM, LLB, MCrim; Barrister-at-Law of the Inner Temple, London, Judicial Member and Deputy President of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Mary Chiarella, RN, RM, LLB (Hons), PhD (UNSW), Professor, Clinical Practice Development and Policy Research, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia

About Elsevier
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