Nursing Law in Ireland



Author: John Lombard

ISBN:  9781911611349

Format: Paperback

Publishing:  October 2020


Nursing Law in Ireland provides an accessible yet thorough overview of the key legal, ethical, and professional dimensions of nursing in Ireland. This book addresses a wide range of topics including: negligence; decision-making; confidentiality; the role of the nurse prescriber; the regulation of reproduction; end-of-life issues; and the contract of employment. The author  draws on case law, legislation, human rights instruments, and professional standards in order to provide a holistic and detailed analysis of the topics.


Content Includes


Chapter 1: Introduction 

Chapter 2: An Introduction to the Irish Legal System 

Chapter 3: The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland 

Chapter 4: Negligent Practice in Nursing and Midwifery 

Chapter 5: Patient Autonomy and Decision-Making 

Chapter 6: Confidentiality and Access to Personal Health Information 

Chapter 7: The Administration of Medicines 

Chapter 8: Legal Aspects of Pregnancy 

Chapter 9: Legal Aspects of End-of-Life Treatment and Care 

Chapter 10: Research Ethics


About the Author


Dr John Lombard is a lecturer in law in the University of Limerick, he researches in the areas of medical law, bioethics, and intellectual property law. He has researched extensively in the area of end-of-life care and has published a research monograph titled Law, Palliative Care, and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges (Routledge 2018).


Who Should Buy This Book?


Nursing Law in Ireland is an indispensable text for nurses and midwives. This book will also be suitable for health and social care professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students, legal practitioners, and persons generally seeking a deeper understanding of the legal framework in which nurses and midwives practice.

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