Skip to main content Site map

Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing: A definitive guide to law for nurses 8th edition

Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing: A definitive guide to law for nurses 8th edition

Paperback by Dowie, Iwan; Griffith, Richard

Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing: A definitive guide to law for nurses

WAS £38.99   SAVE £9.75


For delivery:
Estimated Despatch 12 Aug 2022
Publication Date:
07 Jun 2019
Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing: A definitive guide to law for nurses


The definitive guide to the law that all nurses need to know. Written specifically for student nurses as well as those already in practice, Dimond's Legal Aspects of Nursing is your essential practical guide to the legal principles you need to be aware of in your everyday nursing practice. Building on previous editions of the book by Bridgit Dimond, this 8th edition has been significantly reworked by a new author team with extensive experience in teaching nursing law. It has also been fully updated and revised in line with recent legal developments and the new Nursing standards to ensure it continues to meet the requirements of nursing law modules. New to this edition: Introduction of new and updated Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) Fitness to Practise procedures Reference to the NMC Code 2015 (updated 2018) including Duty of candour Data Protection legislation updated including reference to the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 Greater reference to the devolved UK administrations Updated overview of a nurses' duty of care Reference to the new NMC approved curriculum, and the introduction of nursing associates Introduction of upcoming changes to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Comprehensive discussion of the practice implications of the Supreme Court Decisions in Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] Consideration of the revised Health and Social Care Act 2008 (regulated activities) regulations 2014 Updated consideration of gross negligence manslaughter Practical implications of the extension of the crimes of ill treatment and willful neglect under the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 section 20 and 21


Part I General principles affecting all nurses 1 Introduction: professionalism, the legal system and human rights 2 Actions in the criminal courts and defences to criminal charge 3 Liability in a civil court case for negligence 4 Specific problem areas in civil liability: personal liability of the nurse, vicarious liability of the employer and managerial issues 5 Statutory functions and management of the NHS 6 Progress of a civil claim: defences and compensation 7 Consent to treatment and informing the patient 8 Data protection: confidentiality and access 9 Record keeping, statements and evidence in court 10 The nurse and employment law 11 The nurse as a registered professional 12 Health and safety and the nurse 13 Children and young persons 14 The nurse on the gynaecology ward 15 Acute care 16 Learning disabilities and safeguarding people 17 Nurse educator and researcher 18 Legal aspects of the care of older people 19 Nursing the mentally disordered 20 Accident and emergency, outpatients, genito-urinary departments and day surgery 21 Human fertility and genetics 22 Community and primary care nursing 23 Scope of professional practice, clinical nurse specialist and consultant nurse 24 Legal aspects of property 25 Legal aspects of public health 26 Handling complaints 27 Legal aspects of medicines 28 End-of-life care and death 29 Complementary and alternative therapies 739 30 The future

8th edition
Pearson Education Limited
800 pages

Middlesex University logo