Written by paramedics for paramedics, this resource provides you with all the key information you will need to know as you navigate your way through the, often tricky and, complicated area of law and ethics in paramedic practice. Eleven contributing authors, each with their own perspectives and clinical backgrounds, explain the essential principles and apply these across the whole of the UK.
Chapters cover a range of topics including:
- Information governance
- Mental capacity
- Clinical negligence
- Paramedic use of social media
- Assessment and treatment of children
- Medicines management.
Each topic is broken down into practical chunks with many chapters supported by case studies to help relate the content to paramedic practice. Sixteen case studies, on topics from resuscitation to consent, and useful top tips will help you develop, reflect on and consider your own ethical practice. The law and how it relates to your practice can be complex, but with the help of this handy guide you will quickly gain confidence and insight into the legislation surrounding this vital aspect of paramedic practice.