Legal Aspects of Maternal-child Nursing Practice

Legal Aspects of Maternal-child Nursing Practice

Concepts and Strategies in Risk Management

Book - 1997
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There is a trend toward greater nursing liability due to tort reform, the increased litigiousness of society, & increased professional accountability for nursing practice. Legal Aspects of Maternal-Child Nursing Practice gives instructors, students, & professional nurses a better understanding of these legal issues & how to prevent risk. As the practicing nurse is often the main line of defense against patient injury & legal liability, this text offers a model for professional nursing practice to help nurses actively prevent injury & legal liability. Features * Co-editors have over 25 years of experience in reviewing nursing malpractice cases. * Many expert & well-known contributors are featured to provide a complete bedside risk management system for use in a variety of inpatient & outpatient settings. * A conceptual overview of risk management, quality assurance, & total quality management prepares the nurse to take a proactive approach to preventing injury & litigation. * Actual legal cases are used to demonstrate appropriate risk management intervention strategies in three key specialty areas: Obstetrical, Neonatal, & Pediatrics. Contents Section I: A Conceptual Overview Chapter 1: Accountability for Professional Nursing Practice * Chapter 2: Empowering Women: A Theoretical Perspective * Chapter 3: Empowering Women in the Practice Setting * Chapter 4: Maternal-Child Nursing & the Law * Chapter 5: Risk Management & Continuous Quality Improvement * Chapter 6: A Model for Professional Nursing Practice Section II: Model Application in Obstetrical Care Chapter 7: Low-Risk Obstetrical Care * Chapter 8: High-Risk Obstetrical Care Section III: Model Application in Neonatal Care Chapter 9: Low-Risk Neonatal Care: Level I Nursery * Chapter 10: Medium-Risk Neonatal Care: Level II Nursery * Chapter 11: High-Risk Neonatal Care: Level III Nursery Section IV: Model Application in Pediatric Care Chapter 12: Outpatient Pediatric Care * Chapter 13: Inpatient Pediatric Care * Chapter 14: Intensive Pediatric Care Appendix A: NANDA Nursing Diagnoses Appendix B: Professional Nursing Organizations Appendix C: High Risk Factors
Publisher: Menlo Park, Calif. : Addison-Wesley Nursing, c1997
ISBN: 9780805327847
0805327843
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Hagedorn, Mary I. Enzman

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