Nursing and the law

Ruth Townsend

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter


Emergency nurses frequently find themselves faced with legal issues within the workplace. These issues include those of privacy, consent, negligence and the restriction of personal liberties. Situations that arise that are legal in nature may extend beyond the immediate work environment to include other areas such as the Nurses Tribunal, the Guardianship Tribunal, the Coroner’s Court and the Supreme Court.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmergency and trauma nursing
Place of PublicationMarrickville, N.S.W.
PublisherMosby Elsevier Australia
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780729537698
Publication statusPublished - May 2007


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