Rev. ed. of: Legal issues in nursing. 2nd ed. c1997.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Legal concepts -- The judicial process -- Anatomy of a lawsuit -- Ethics -- Standards of care -- Tort law -- Nursing liability : defenses -- Informed consent and patient self-determination -- Documentation and confidentiality -- Professional liability insurance -- Nurse practice acts, licensure, and the scope of practice -- Advanced nursing practice roles -- Nursing in acute care settings -- Employment laws : corporate liability issues -- Nursing administration and the nurse-manager -- Ambulatory care nursing -- Nursing in managed care settings -- Nursing in community health settings -- Nursing in academic settings -- Federal laws : The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and The Civil Rights Act Of 1991.