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Nursing ethics and law

Nursing ethics and law - news, analysis and nursing practice

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Ethics and law in nursing - latest news

'We need to use assessments wisely, not hide behind them'

'We need to use assessments wisely, not hide behind them' Subscription Required

I admitted a frail older patient to the ward last week and began the daunting task of completing all the paperwork.

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Draft law on 'public confidence' consideration in fitness to practise progresses

New legislation intended to ensure nursing directors and other senior healthcare professionals are held to account for care failings under their watch is one step closer to being passed.

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Former nursing director referred to CQC under new ‘fit and proper’ regulations

A former nursing director is among the first senior NHS managers to be referred to the Care Quality Commission under new “fit and proper person” regulations, Nursing Times has learned.

NMC meets key fitness to practise performance target

The Nursing and Midwifery Council has met a performance target for getting cases to a hearing within six months of being referred from the investigating committee.

Ethical approval in studies raising consent issues

Ethical approval in studies raising consent issues Subscription Required

Gaining ethical approval is a key part of being able to undertake research but can be complex. Understanding the process will help you to submit a successful application

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Some practice nurses lack training in mental capacity laws, finds CQC

Lack of awareness among nurses about legislation on whether a patient is able to consent to treatment, as well as insufficient recruitment checks on new staff, are among issues exposed at GP surgeries by regulators.

Welsh nurses will have legal duty to report safeguarding concerns

A legal obligation for health professionals to report any child or adult believed to be at risk of abuse or neglect will be implemented in Wales in 2016, ministers announced today.

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Midwives lose case over right to refuse to supervise terminations

Two Catholic midwives have been told they do not have the right to avoid supervising other nurses involved in caring for patients having pregnancy terminations.

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Probe begins into deaths of older patients at Gosport hospital

An independent investigation has started into concerns about the past care and subsequent deaths of older people at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire

Nurses asked for views on legal duty to report female genital mutilation

Nurses and other healthcare workers are being asked for their views on how the government should introduce mandatory reporting of female genital mutilation.

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