Ethics, Law and Health Care (2nd ed.)

A guide for nurses and midwives

by Fiona McDonald, Shih-Ning Then

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  • 9781352005394
  • 9781352005400
Understanding ethics and law in health care is an essential part of nurse and midwife professional standards, and a core component of qualifying programmes. Ethics, Law and Health Care teaches applied ethics and law in a way that illustrates the real world applications of these essential aspects of practice. It enables readers to not only recognise but also address legal and ethical issues that will arise in their professional practice.

The book approaches these issues using the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Codes of Ethics, the Codes of Professional Conduct and the four principles of biomedical ethics:

  • Autonomy
  • Non-maleficence
  • Beneficence
  • Justice

Filled with case studies, review questions and useful further reading, this book gives readers a solid understanding of ethics and law in health care, and a clear decision-making framework so they can take action confidently. 


Please note, this book is written specifically for the Australian market.


  • Macmillan Education UK; March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781352005400
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Ethics, Law and Health Care
  • Author: Fiona McDonald; Shih-Ning Then
  • Imprint: Red Globe Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781352005394
  • 9781352005400

About The Author

Fiona McDonald is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and is Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Dalhousie University, Canada. She teaches in the area of health law and ethics to law students and a range of health professionals.

Shih-Ning Then is a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and is a member of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research. She teaches in the area of health law and ethics to law students and a range of health professionals.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781352005394
  • 9781352005400