Alleged Misconduct Removal from the Register
Could this happen where you work?
A system of professional regulation forms the very care of the nursing, midwifery and health visiting professions. Those involved require a solid understanding of the procedures, standards, ethics and legislation of their professional in order to be personally accountable for their own practice.
Reg Pyne s highly successful book sets out the core principles and essential elements of an effective system of regulation for any profession. It explores professional accountability, standards of conduct and ethical dilemmas in practice, and describes the procedures employed for considering allegations. This third edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of recent developments in professional discipline, the broadening scope of recent developments in professional practice and the new legislation which affects professional practice. A key new chapter on Professional Regulation has also been included.
The book retains the popular Case Study format, where actual cases considered by the Professional Conduct Committee are presented as well as dilemmas faced by practicing staff. Whether used for individual study or in group discussion, the book challenges readers to make their own decisions faced with the evidence described.
Key feature of the book:
Includes the latest statement on professional regulation from the International Council of Nurses
Directly applicable to everyday practice
A valuable resource for practicing nurses, midwives and health visitors
An essential textbook for all health care students
Section I Introduction to Professional Regulation:; 1. What is a profession?; 2. Professional Regulation – essential elements and core principles; 3. The Concept of Professional Discipline;
Section II The Law Relating to Professional Registration:; 4. Registration and Regulation – its origins and development; 5. The Legal Basis of the Regulation of the Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Professions; 6. The Current Law and its Operation;
Section III Professional Registration in Practice:; 7. Advice, Guidance and Standards; 8. Investigating and Judging Alleged Misconduct; 9. Investigating and Judging Alleged Unfitness to Practise due to Illness; 10. The Role of the Nurses Welfare Service;
Section IV Views of Professional Registration:; 11. A View of the Profession: victims of change or agents of change?; 12. How Does it Look from the Outside?;
Section V Case Studies:; 13. Professional Conduct Committee Case Studies: could this happen where you work?; 14. Professional Accountability Case Studies: aspects of accountability and ethical practice;;; Appendix 1: Decisions and/or discussion of Professional Conduct Committee, Case Studies and Accountability/Ethical Dilemma Studies; Appendix 2: Guidelines for Professional Practice (UKCC) Advisory Document); Appendix 3: Standards for the Administration of Medicines (UKCC Standards Document); Appendix 4: Standards for Records and Record Keeping (UKCC Standards Document); Appendix 5: The Scope of Professional Practice (UKCC Advisory Document); Appendix 6: Complaints about Professional Conduct (UKCC Information Document); Appendix 7: Position Statement on Professional Regulation (International Council of Nurses); Table of cases; Recommended Reading; Index