Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing is an important andpractical guide on the legal and ethical spects of child healthcarethat enables nurses to understand the legal and ethicalprinciples that underpin everyday nursing practice. It explores theconcept of childhood and children's rights, the extent to whichtheir rights are upheld in a variety of settings, and therelationship between law and ethics and how they interact inresolving problems and dilemmas that commonly arise in practice.
With case studies, learning outcomes and scenarios throughout,Law and Ethics in Children's Nursing places the care andtreatment of children in a legal and ethical framework, andexplores the way in which legal and ethical aspects of children'snursing differ from those of adults. It explores general principlessuch as autonomy and consent, confidentiality, accountabilityand negligence. It then goes on to look at specialist areas such asabortion, sterilisation, research, mental health, organ donation,child protection and death.