New edition of this popular textbook, which presents up-to-date legislation and legal issues affecting nurses in Ireland.
New to this edition:
Practice standards and professional guidance issued by An Bord Altranais, the Department of Health and Children and the HSE for the Registered Nurse Prescriber
Up-to-date leading Irish and UK cases are used throughout the text, such as Fitzpatrick & Another v FK & Another  IEHC 104, which deals with capacity to refuse medical treatment
Written in an accessible narrative style, it covers the four areas of accountability affecting all nurses:
Accountability to the employer
Where legal concepts or terminologies are used, they are thoroughly and clearly explained in a ‘non-legal’ manner
Each chapter contains a concluding summary, useful websites and further reading for research purposes
WRITTEN FOR - Nursing students at universities and Institutes of Technology - Post-registration programmes where law is a module
Neil Van Dokkum is a Law Lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology. He holds a primary degree in industrial sociology and commerce, and also holds an LLB and an LLM in Medical Jurisprudence. He currently specialises in medical law, child protection law and the law of evidence. He has published in many international journals and textbooks.