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Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics


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Acknowledgements Foreword Contributors Reviewers 1 Why introduce paramedics to law, ethics and professionalism? 2 An introduction to ethics for paramedics 3 PRECARE - an ethical decision-making model for paramedics 4 The ethical governance of paramedic practice 5 An introduction to the legal system and paramedic professionalism 6 Consent and refusal of treatment 7 The tort of negligence, standards of care and vicarious liability 8 End-of-life care 9 An introduction to child protection and mandatory reporting 10 The mental health patient in the pre-hospital emergency care setting 11 Employment and industrial law in paramedic practice 12 Record keeping and the patient health care record 13 The use of drugs in pre-hospital care 14 Paramedic practice in New Zealand - legal issues and current debates Glossary Index

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Ruth Townsend is the Health Law and Ethics course convenor in the School of Medicine and College of Law at the Australian National University. Ruth is a qualified paramedic, nurse and lawyer. Dr Morgan Luck is a senior lecturer in philosophy at Charles Sturt University and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE)

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