1 Paramedic professionalism
2 Ethics for paramedics
3 PRECARE - ethical decision-making model
4 The regulatory system
5 Consent and refusal of treatment
6 Negligence and vicarious liability
7 End-of-life care
8 Protective jurisdiction
9 The mental health patient
10 Privacy and confidentiality
11 Pharmacological management
12 Employment and industrial law
13 Paramedic practice in New Zealand
14 NEW! Paramedic Research
Applied Paramedic Law, Ethics and Professionalism brings together the legal and ethical principles relevant to paramedic profession in the Australian and New Zealand contexts. Written by Ruth Townsend and Morgan Luck, the text explores and explains the practical application of these principles through the use of case studies and paramedic-specific scenarios.
An indispensable guide for student paramedics, and those already in the profession, the text helps to develop an awareness of the legal and ethical principles that guide professional practice. By engaging with the text, readers develop an understanding of the implications of their decisions and actions in a range of situations, as well as an understanding of their professional responsibilities.
New To This Edition:
• Thoroughly revised content to reflect updated national standards for education and practice, the national Code of Conduct and guidelines set by the Paramedic Board of Australia
• New chapters on privacy, employment law and research
• An eBook included in all print purchases
• Ruth Townsend, BN LLB LLM GradDip LegalPrac Grad Cert VET Dip ParaSc, ANU College of Law.
• Morgan Luck, BA BComm BA (Hons) MA PGCE PhD, Senior lecturer in philosophy at Charles Sturt University and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE)