The prospect of caring for acutely ill patients has the potential to overwhelm students and newly qualified health professionals, with many reporting feelings of stress, fear and inexperience. In this context, Acute Illness Management arrives as a much needed guide to the fundamental aspects of care in the hospital setting.
This book equips students with a practical understanding of essential skills ranging from resuscitation to early intervention and to trauma care. It explains the rationale behind protocols of care highlighting the relationship between theory and practice.
Key Features: Includes tips for analyzing care decisions in a critical and effective manner; Offers reflective activities and self-assessment questions to cement learning; Provides legal and ethical considerations
Acute Illness Management is an invaluable resource for students and qualified practitioners in nursing and other health professions.
Chapter 9: Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues
Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues
The practice of caring for the acutely ill and performing resuscitation is fraught with legal, professional and ethical issues. In emergency situations, life is often at stake and the atmosphere emotionally charged. As a result of the high potential for loss, many people have highly polarised views about what is the right thing to do in ...