The Legal, Professional, and Ethical Dimensions of Education in Nursing: Second Edition

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The only volume on higher education law written specifically for nursing faculty, this volume imparts the basic foundations of the legal, professional, and ethical issues that concern faculty on a daily basis. It clearly defines the legal rights of students, professors, and educational institutions along with the case laws supporting those rights. Each chapter contains a vivid legal scenario, related legal principles and theoretical foundations, and critical thinking questions. Written by an author who is both a nurse educator and attorney, the volume emphasizes sound decision making so that readers can successfully navigate the complex legal issues confronting them in the faculty role.

This second edition reflects recent changes in higher education and includes an emphasis on students' rights and safety. Chapters address the general legal rights of students with expanded content on the interplay with social media, rights of faculty regarding freedom of speech, faculty protection against lawsuits, faculty and the employment relationship, faculty relations, the teaching and scholarship roles of faculty, the service and clinical practice role of faculty, and ethical considerations for patients, students, and faculty in education environments. Appendices include information on how to read a legal case and how to research legal topics.

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  • Addresses the foundations of the legal, professional, and ethical issues that concern nursing faculty on a daily basis
  • Defines the legal rights of students, professors, and educational institutions and the case laws supporting those rights
  • Includes a legal scenario, related principles and theory, and critical thinking questions in each chapter
  • Provides guidelines for legally appropriate actions and strategies to avoid legal problems
  • Reflects recent changes in higher education
  • Emphasizes students' rights and safety
  • Author is perfectly credentialed (JD & PhD) and experienced (Professor, Dean, and experienced Attorney at Law) to write this book

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About the author

Mabel Smith, BSN, MN, JD, PhD, is Dean and Professor at the University of Southern Nevada School of Nursing. Dr. Smith has many years of experience in nursing, teaching, administration, and law. In her role as Founding Dean and Professor of the University of South Nevada she was responsible for the development and operation of a BSN program. As a practicing attorney she conducted bench and/or jury trials in the areas of domestic relations, criminal law, medical malpractice, and personal injury. She has authored over 26 journal articles on legal issues. Most recently, Dr. Smith conducted a Webinar for the Center for American Nurses on Emerging Legal Issues in Higher Education. She published the first edition of The Legal, Professional, and Ethical Dimensions of Higher Education.

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Springer Publishing Company
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Published on
Nov 14, 2011
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Pages
396
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ISBN
9780826199546
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Nursing / General
Medical / Nursing / Research & Theory
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