You are here

Resources to help you transition to teaching online

Instructors: To support your transition to online learning, please see our resources and tools page whether you are teaching in the UK, or teaching outside of the UK.

Inspection copy update April 2020: Due to the current restrictions in place in response to COVID-19, our inspection copy policy has changed. Please refer to our updated inspection copy policy for full details. If you have recently placed an inspection copy order with us, we will be in touch to advise of any changes.

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Law and Professional Issues in Nursing

Fourth Edition

February 2017 | 328 pages | Learning Matters

This book provides nurses of all levels with a crash course in law written in clear and straightforward language. It is filled with insightful case studies and thought-provoking activities that demonstrate the relevance of law and how it underpins safe and effective practice. Written explicitly for nurses, the book is an ideal starting point for nurses seeking to better understand the legal obligations they face leaving them better prepared for safe and effective practice.

New to this edition

  • Fully updated in light of the revised NMC Code (2015)
  • Expanded analysis and discussion of the law relating to end of life care, withdrawing treatment, DNR and assisted dying
  • Updated to take account of the provisions of the care Act 2014
  • Discusses the revised fundamental standards in England
Introduction to law in nursing
Principled decision making in nursing
Equality and human rights
Consent to treatment
Mental health
Protecting the vulnerable adult
Consent and children
Safeguarding children
Record keeping
Health and safety

This is an easy to understand text, which encompasses legislative, ethical and professional issues in nursing care. I particularly like the case studies which thread through the chapter to enable the application of theory to practice.

Mrs Louise Duce
Faculty of Education, Health & Well-being (Walsall), Wolverhampton University
December 7, 2018

A comprehensive book with thought provoking activities that aid student learning.

Mrs Rachel Skipper
Dept of Health Sciences, York University
April 10, 2017

This is an interesting and easy to read book. Some of the case studies are gripping and can generate discussions.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book.

Mr Sanj Nathoo
Pre-Registration Nursing, Bucks New University
March 30, 2017

A clear no nonsense reader that is extremely relevant to students. Links to practice evident throughout.
Case studies help students identify relevant legal and ethical issues in clear language.
Links to the NMC competencies evident giving the book authenticity.

Mrs Cara Seston
School of Human and Health Sciences, Huddersfield University
March 30, 2017

This is a very clearly laid out, easy to use reference. The references to contemporary practice and case studies help to make this book appealing to students and their clinical practice.

Ms angela thompson
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University
January 17, 2017

A useful book on legal and professional issues but not essential for my unit.

Miss Mel Webb
Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
October 25, 2016

Preview this book

For instructors

To inquire about the availability of this title for review (print and/or digital), please contact your local sales representative or call (800) 818-7243.