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Legal Aspects of Medicine, 2nd Edition

  • ID: 1821348
  • Book
  • May 2011
  • 350 Pages
  • Quay books
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This title provides a pocket-sized overview of the laws relating to the supply, administration and prescribing of medicines. It is in the ideal format for easy reference on the job, and can also be used as a handy revision aid. Illustrated with case studies throughout, this title has been revised and updated to cover new legislation, including that on Medicines Management from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

New edition to the bestselling Legal Aspects in Healthcare series

Provides a clear introduction to the laws relating to aspects of healthcare, case law and statute law, so that the health professional has a sound understanding of the law.

Each chapter presents a case study to illustrate the relevant laws so that the law can be explained in a practical jargon-free way.
Updates legislation on mental health and capacity as well as discussing latest important cases
Includes essential new guidance on Medicines Management from the Nursing and Midwifery Council
Intended for all health professionals involved in the dispensing, administration, prescribing or supply of medication, as well as health service managers, patient groups and their representatives, lecturers and clinical supervisors.
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Chapter 1: The statutory framework for medicines
Chapter 2: Controlled drugs
Chapter 3: Control mechanisms
Chapter 4: The British National Formulary and other sources
Chapter 5: Administration of medicines 1
Chapter 6: Administration of medicines 2
Chapter 7: Prescriptions: basic principles
Chapter 8: Patient Group Directions
Chapter 9: Non medical prescribing 1
Chapter 10: Non medical prescribing 2
Chapter 11: Midwives and medicines
Chapter 12: Consent by the mentally capacitated patient
Chapter 13: Giving information to the patient
Chapter 14: Consent and the mentally incapacitated patient
Chapter 15: Consent to medicines and children
Chapter 16: Consent and the mentally disordered detained patient
Chapter 17: The older person
Chapter 18: Self-administration of medicines
Chapter 19: Accountability and medicines 1: Criminal law
Chapter 20: Accountability and medicines 2: Civil law
Chapter 21: Accountability and medicines 3: Employment
Chapter 22: Accountability and medicines 4: Professional
Chapter 23: Storage, destruction of drugs and management of pharmaceutical services
Chapter 24: Homoeopathy and herbal medicines
Chapter 25: Documentation and con?dentiality
Chapter 26: Research and medicines
Chapter 27: The right to obtain medicinal products
Chapter 28: Illegal use of drugs
Chapter 29: Pharmacists in the community
Chapter 30: Private hospitals and care homes
Chapter 31: The Future
Further readings
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