The Journal of Nursing Law has reviewed Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics by Susan J. Westrick and Katherine McCormack Dempski. Here is an excerpt from reviewer Diane K. Kjervik, JD, MSN, RN, FAAN, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
"In addition to providing up-to-date, evidence-based legal and ethical information, the authors provide practical recommendations for anticipating and resolving legal and ethical dilemmas and study questions with detailed, well-analyzed answers. The writing is clear, succinct, and packed with details about living and breathing situations faced by nurses across legal and ethical horizons.
This text is a perfect addition to the resources nurses can turn to quickly to identify areas of legal and ethical concerns. For scholars of nursing law, this book raises the bar on what is expected by incorporating ethical and legal analyses into the text rather than sidebar items of interest."