It is important to make sure any information you use on law and legal matters is of high quality and relevant to the the UK and up-to-date.
This page provides some useful sources for this.
Useful law books for health and medicine
Legal aspects of nursing by Bridgit Dimond
Publication Date: 2015-05-22
Medical Law and Ethics by Jonathan Herring
Publication Date: 2018-05-22
Medical Law and Ethics covers the core legal principles, key cases, and statutes that govern medical law alongside the key ethical debates and dilemmas that exist in the field.Carefully constructed features highlight these debates, drawing out the European angles, religious beliefs, and feminist perspectives which influence legal regulations. Other features such as "a shock to the system", "public opinion" and "reality check" introduce further socio-legal discussion andcontribute to the lively and engaging manner in which the subject is approached.Online resourcesThis book is accompanied by the following online resources:* Complete bibliography and list of further reading* Links to the key cases mentioned in the book* A video from the author which introduces the book and sets the scene for your studies* Links to key sites with information on medical law and ethics
Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare by Graham Avery
Publication Date: 2017-02-04
Now in its second edition, Law and Ethics in Nursing and Healthcare: An Introduction continues to provide all the information nursing and healthcare students need to know about 'what is legal' and 'how to decide what is right' in order to practise safely and ethically. Graham Avery focuses directly on the vital areas - such as negligence, consent, confidentiality, and professional conduct - with a practical and accessible approach aimed at healthcare students as well as practitioners. Key features include: a new chapter on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Up-to-date information related to the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and the Francis Report. Real life case studies to help students think critically about difficult clinical situations. End-of-chapter scenarios activities with suggested answers to reinforce knowledge. Qualified as a Registered Nurse and holding an MA in Medical Law and Ethics, Graham Avery is a Lecturer at the University of Essex.