Nursing Law in Ireland

Nursing Law in Ireland


Nursing Law in Ireland provides an accessible  overview of the key legal, ethical, and professional dimensions of nursing in Ireland


Author: John Lombard   | ISBN:  978-1-911611-34-9 | Format: Paperback | Price: €40 | Publishing:  January 2021


Nursing Law in Ireland provides an accessible yet thorough overview of the key legal, ethical, and professional dimensions of nursing in Ireland. This book addresses a wide range of topics including: negligence; decision-making; confidentiality; the role of the nurse prescriber; the regulation of reproduction; end-of-life issues; and the contract of employment. The author  draws on case law, legislation, human rights instruments, and professional standards in order to provide a holistic and detailed analysis of the topics.

Content Includes

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: An Introduction to the Irish Legal System

Chapter 3: The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Chapter 4: Negligent Practice in Nursing and Midwifery

Chapter 5: Patient Autonomy and Decision-Making

Chapter 6: Confidentiality and Access to Personal Health Information

Chapter 7: The Administration of Medicines

Chapter 8: Legal Aspects of Pregnancy

Chapter 9: Legal Aspects of End-of-Life Treatment and Care

Chapter 10: Research Ethics


About the Author

Dr John Lombard is a lecturer in law in the University of Limerick, he researches in the areas of medical law, bioethics, and intellectual property law. He has researched extensively in the area of end-of-life care and has published a research monograph titled Law, Palliative Care, and Dying: Legal and Ethical Challenges (Routledge 2018).

Who Should Buy This Book?

Nursing Law in Ireland is an indispensable text for nurses and midwives. This book will also be suitable for health and social care professionals, undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students, legal practitioners, and persons generally seeking a deeper understanding of the legal framework in which nurses and midwives practice.


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