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By Lucy Fletcher, Paul Buka

There's now massive anxiousness among nurses and allied future health pros as to how they need to negotiate the capability minefield of criminal niceties, expert dictates and diminishing assets in state-of-the-art future health provider. Practitioners and scholars want a understandable advent to felony matters that's rooted within the realities of daily perform. This publication is a right away reaction to that desire, with its transparent exposition, practice-based case reports and an exam of a few of the Codes perform.

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Blinking point Thinking point Considering the members of the multidisciplinary team, do students of the professions work in the area where you are employed? How is the need for other, unqualified, staff met in terms of training? The multidisciplinary approach is vital to the success of modern health care and the rehabilitation of elderly and disabled clients. Clients' physicat psychological and spiritual needs may be met by a variety of professionals in order to promote a successful outcome or the relief of distress.

This could result in the moral ostracism of the offender but, as such, can only be sanctioned in court if the above criteria is satisfied. In addition to court action, the professional body to which the individual practitioner belongs may institute its own proceedings, which may result in professional disciplinary action. Furthermore, the employer may also sue the employee who is in breach of duty of care for civil damages as well as following disciplinary procedures under employment law. Professionals will be judged by the courts according to the standards of their profession.

Their decision would not be binding at law, and the dissatisfied client could still pursue legal action. Under some legal systems, victims are entitled to unlimited access to their medical records, UK law allowing the process under the Access to Medical Records Act 1984. Thinking point Jason, a junior doctor in Accident and Emergency, negligently makes a wrong diagnosis and gives an incorrect injection to Mr Jones, an 80year-old man who has been the victim of a road accident. Mr Jones sustains permanent brain damage as a result and is now unable to look after himself.

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